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North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog

Covers North Carolina criminal law and procedure. From the UNC School of Government.

http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
  • Feb 27

    How’s a Magistrate to Know Whether a Confidential Informant Is Reliable?

    How’s a Magistrate to Know Whether a Confidential Informant Is Reliable?
    Search warrant applications are often based on information from confidential informants. Whether the informant is reliable is critical. Information from a reliable informant is often sufficient to establish probable cause, while information…
  • Feb 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Earlier this week the SBI executed a search warrant at a Hoke County administrative office, taking control of the building Monday afternoon and searching it for several hours.  County officials quoted in the Fayetteville Observer suggest…
  • Feb 23

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?

    When Is There Sufficient Evidence that a Check Writer Knew that He or She Had Insufficient Funds?
    If a person writes a check and the check bounces, is that enough to charge the person with the misdemeanor offense of writing a worthless check? What about if the recipient of the check notifies the check writer that the check bounced and the…
Rank this Week: 163

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers defense issues in North Carolina criminal cases. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Were crimes committed related to Michael Flynn’s resignation?

    Were crimes committed related to Michael Flynn’s resignation?
    In the days since Michael Flynn resigned as President Trump’s national security adviser, there have been a lot of questions and not many answers. Many still wonder exactly what transpired between Flynn and the Russian ambassador he now…
  • Feb 15

    Court Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement

    Court Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary Confinement
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question:”A past conviction is keeping me from finding work. What can I do?” For many people, what goes on inside the walls of a prison isn’t the focus of much attention. Most…
  • Feb 7

    Professor Says One Way To Reduce Troubles With Police Is To Have Fewer Arrest

    Professor Says One Way To Reduce Troubles With Police Is To Have Fewer Arrest
    Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: “Can I be arrested without evidence against me?”   Anyone who has been watching the news recently has likely come across a number of stories about problems associated…
Rank this Week: 198

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Covers North Carolina personal injury news.

http://www.lawyernc.com/blog/
  • Feb 23

    Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident

    Your Rights as a Passenger in a Car Accident
    There are tens of thousands of collisions every year in North Carolina. In 2015, there were 119,173 vehicle accidents, with 123,589 people injured and 1,380 deaths. The number of accidents in North Carolina has unfortunately been increasing…
  • Feb 21

    Attorney Ben Cochran Listed as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer

    Attorney Ben Cochran Listed as 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer
    Hardison & Cochran is pleased to announce that our managing partner Benjamin T. Cochran has been named as a 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyer. This is the third year in a row and eighth time overall that Mr. Cochran has… The post…
  • Feb 17

    Don’t Forget to Ask Your Insurance Company These Important Questions After a Car Accident

    Don’t Forget to Ask Your Insurance Company These Important Questions After a Car Accident
    If you are in a car accident for the first time, you may have a lot of questions about what your insurance pays for, how insurance adjusters evaluate damage and whether or not your premiums will go up. If you… The post Don’t…
Rank this Week: 483

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers North Carolina divorce, child custody and child support issues. By Arnold & Smith.

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Woman forced to move out-of-state to finally secure divorce

    Woman forced to move out-of-state to finally secure divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Do I have to be living separately to meet with a lawyer about divorce?” A common complaint of the divorce process is how long it can take. A runner up? How…
  • Feb 14

    Kentucky Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Man To Divorce

    Kentucky Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Man To Divorce
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “Should I delete old posts or censor new posts while going through a divorce?” When it comes to marriage and divorce, we are used to thinking that people can…
  • Feb 7

    Family Court Judge Gets Reprimanded For Discriminating Against Couples With Kid

    Family Court Judge Gets Reprimanded For Discriminating Against Couples With Kid
    Board Certified Family Law Specialist Matt Arnold answers the question: “What are my custody rights if the other parent moves?”   Going through a divorce with kids can be incredibly difficult. Divorce is bad enough as it is,…
Rank this Week: 366

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

Covers North Carolina workers compensation and employment law. By Pattersn Harkavy LLP.

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional
    Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina.  The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school…
  • May 21

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action
    On Thursday, May 15, thousands of fast food workers across the globe went on strike for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union without fear of retaliation. They were joined by fast food workers in nearly a…
  • May 16

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 355

Law School: Success & Careers

Law School: Success & Careers

Advice, tips and musings regarding law school and life thereafter from a former trial lawyer (and guest bloggers), now Director of Public Service Programs at the North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham, NC.

http://lawschoolsuccessandcareers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe

    "Clear the Mechanism" -- Concentration is the Key to Study Succe
    Are Yankee fans truly this obnoxious? Truly you, jest! :-) In my Twitter profile, I note that I like to draw parallels between life and baseball. I thought that I would include a scene from an old Kevin Costner movie ("For the Love of…
  • Jan 28

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE

    Need a Resume Boost? . . Take a CLE
    As I've indicated on many occasions here, and on Twitter, I am a big proponent of students participating in both substantive and social activities in a local bar association.  Cliche though it may be. . "if you want to fish, go where the…
  • Jan 22

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"

    The Lonliness of the Long Distance Solo Practitioner: Staying "Connected"
    Part II of the "long distance runner" series The first of the "Long Distance Runner" blog articles The Loneliness of the Long Distance Law Student: Do Study Groups Work Or Not - Your Call was a discussion regarding whether law students…
Rank this Week: 465

Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer…

Charlotte Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By The Law Offices of Christopher S. Shumate, PLLC.

http://www.charlottepersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 4

    Pat McCrory Is Lying To Charlotte Worker

    Pat McCrory Is Lying To Charlotte Worker
    Charlotte workers have two primary choices for governor in the upcoming election. They can vote for Walter Dalton or Pat McRory. I am a Charlotte workers' compensation lawyer; I represent people injured on the job. I don't hide that fact;…
  • Jul 1

    Does New N.C. Law Actually Help Charlotte Workers?

    Does New N.C. Law Actually Help Charlotte Workers?
    As indicated in previous blog postings, the issue of employers lacking workers' compensation insurance in North Carolina has become an increasing problem recently. The North Carolina legislature recently responded by passing House Bill 237,…
  • Jun 25

    Charlotte Area Incidents Illustrative of Seriousness of Dog Bite Attack

    Charlotte Area Incidents Illustrative of Seriousness of Dog Bite Attack
    On a June 22, 2012, an eight year boy from York, South Carolina was attacked by a Chow. According to witnesses, the dog was on his leash in a neighbor's yard when the attack occurred. There has been no indication of why the dog attacked the…
Rank this Week: 386

North Carolina and South Carolina…

North Carolina and South Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents and tractor-trailer accidents. By Grimes Teich Anderson LLP.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Student Loan Payments Pose Unique Issues for Social Security Recipient

    Student Loan Payments Pose Unique Issues for Social Security Recipient
    Student loan payments can be a heavy burden for many people, but for those who rely on Social Security disability benefits to get by, the burden is especially heavy. With many returning to college at later ages for a change in career, and…
  • Feb 21

    The VA’s Duty to Maximize a Veteran’s Benefit

    The VA’s Duty to Maximize a Veteran’s Benefit
    By regulation, the VA has a duty to grant “every benefit that can be supported in law.”[1]  However, the same regulation also states, in the same sentence, that the VA must also protect the interests of the Government.[2]…
  • Dec 21

    Could Candles Pose a Safety Risk for Your Family This Holiday Season?

    Could Candles Pose a Safety Risk for Your Family This Holiday Season?
    During Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve, many people use candles to commemorate the holidays and decorate for the season. Lighting candles is fun a tradition and sets the mood for your holiday festivities, but it is important…
Rank this Week: 1262

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Journal

Covers issues and trends in workers’ compensation law in North Carolina and throughout the United States. By the Jernigan Law Firm.

http://www.ncworkcompjournal.com/
  • Feb 27

    Workers’ Compensation Nurse Case Managers: Why our firm does not consent to a “task” assignment.

    Workers’ Compensation Nurse Case Managers: Why our firm does not consent to a “task” assignment.
    Nurse case managers can be useful for employers and injured workers. Rehabilitative services are frequently used in accepted workers’ compensation cases to help document the medical treatment plan.   The term “rehabilitative…
  • Feb 23

    Distracted Driving – A Workplace Hazard

    Distracted Driving – A Workplace Hazard
    The dangers of distracted driving prompted OSHA to launch a Distracted Driving Initiative in 2010. The initiative’s primary focus has been to encourage employers to prohibit their employees from texting while driving for work. One in…
  • Feb 20

    Redact Social Security Number

    Redact Social Security Number
    Many states have enacted laws to protect the disclosure of an individual’s social security number and other personal identifying information due to a rise in identity theft; however, the practice of collecting the information by…
Rank this Week: 1212

North Carolina Truck Accident…

North Carolina Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Nagle & Associates.

http://www.northcarolinatruckaccidentlawyer.net/
  • Feb 24

    Recent Truck Accidents Highlight Problem of Higher Profile Vehicles on North Carolina Road

    Recent Truck Accidents Highlight Problem of Higher Profile Vehicles on North Carolina Road
    Any vehicle that has a large amount of surface area exposed to cross winds can be considered a “high profile” vehicle. This includes not only vans and sport utility vehicles (SUVs) but also tractor-trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers,…
  • Feb 14

    North Carolina Truck Driver Sentenced in Multiple Fatality Accident Case

    North Carolina Truck Driver Sentenced in Multiple Fatality Accident Case
    A terrible tractor-trailer accident happened in Forsyth County, North Carolina, on the afternoon of October 30, 2014, claiming three lives and causing several other injuries. One of those killed in the crash was only nine years old.…
  • Feb 14

    North Carolina Truck Driver Sentenced in Multiple Fatality Accident Case

    North Carolina Truck Driver Sentenced in Multiple Fatality Accident Case
    A terrible tractor-trailer accident happened in Forsyth County, North Carolina, on the afternoon of October 30, 2014, claiming three lives and causing several other injuries. One of those killed in the crash was only nine years old.…
Rank this Week: 1175

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    South Carolina Appeals Court Affirms Construction Worker Injury Benefits Denial

    South Carolina Appeals Court Affirms Construction Worker Injury Benefits Denial
    In an appellate case before the South Carolina Court of Appeals, a construction worker fought against the workers’ compensation commission’s ruling to deny him benefits after he was injured at work. Unfortunately, the appellate…
  • Feb 22

    Auto Parts Supplier Fined $2.5M After Robot Crushes Young Worker

    Auto Parts Supplier Fined $2.5M After Robot Crushes Young Worker
    Regulators at the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have fined an Alabama company $2.5 million in connection with a fatal workplace accident at an auto manufacturing plant.  OSHA’s Region 4 regulators (who…
  • Feb 20

    Failure to Use Machine Safeguarding a Source of Workers’ Compensation Claims in NC

    Failure to Use Machine Safeguarding a Source of Workers’ Compensation Claims in NC
    Crushed arms and hands, fingers amputated, and lost eyesight. These are all possible machinery-related injuries that can result when moving parts of a machine are not properly safeguarded. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Rank this Week: 794

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers…

North Carolina Divorce Lawyers Blog

Covers family law. By Woodruff Family Law Group.

http://www.northcarolinadivorcelawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 23

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t

    It takes Two to Tango…..but Maybe it Shouldn’t
    Belot v. Comm’r, T.C. Memo. 2016-113, 2016 WL 3248031 (2016) Facts: During their marriage, the parties operated a dance studio. The business consisted of an S corporation which was the actual studio, an LLC which operated a boutique…
  • Feb 15

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence

    The Responsible Individuals List and Its Consequence
    Jennifer A. Crissman, Attorney, Woodruff Family Law Group             The name “Responsible Individuals List” may sound like an accolade to parents; however, this is a…
Rank this Week: 1244

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Smartphones responsible for rising insurance rate

    Smartphones responsible for rising insurance rate
    Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much time do I have to file a claim for my personal injuries after an accident?” For those who own automobiles, you’ve likely been met with bad news when you…
  • Feb 14

    Major Chemical Companies Announce Settlement for Thousands of Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Major Chemical Companies Announce Settlement for Thousands of Personal Injury Lawsuit
    Charlotte Injury Lawyer Matt Arnold answers the question: “How much time do I have to file a claim for my personal injuries after an accident?” Most people know how to take simple steps to protect their family from harm. Families…
  • Feb 7

    Slip-and-fall from donkey statue leads to personal injury lawsuit

    Slip-and-fall from donkey statue leads to personal injury lawsuit
    Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Matt Arnold answers the question: “Can I post about my injury on Social Media?”   When personal injury cases make it on the front page it’s usually for one of two reasons. Either the…
Rank this Week: 1257

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Focuses on construction and business law, commercial creditor's rights and estate planning.

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jan 26

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser

    Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser
    Join us on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. as we cheer-on thousands of participants from the Krispy Kreme Challenge that begins at 8:30 a.m.Read More The post Support our Krispy Kreme Challenge Parking Fundraiser appeared first on…
  • Jan 23

    Creating Time to Plan and Think | Becoming Better

    Creating Time to Plan and Think | Becoming Better
    Several years ago, I came across an article that encouraged business owners to take time to plan their business strategy, business goals and personal goals. The advice was to take several days and to actually get away from others in order to…
  • Jan 16

    Resolving a Contract Dispute

    Resolving a Contract Dispute
    Business contract disputes are generally not fun to encounter. The disputes often interrupt the natural flow of business and can become an issue with cash flow and financial performance. How to resolve the business disputes is always…
Rank this Week: 803

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
Rank this Week: 759

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
Rank this Week: 1192

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://kirksanderslaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 23

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu

    Map Act Inverse Condemnation Cases Statu
    Tags: kirby v north carolina department of transportationwinston-salem eminent domain attorneysThe link below discusses the status of the Map Act cases in North Carolina as of January 20, 2017. The Map Act and its cases, namely Kirby v…
  • Dec 13

    NC Partition Attorney

    NC Partition Attorney
    Tags: NC Partition AttorneysA partition of property occurs when the property owners cannot agree. Finally, one says "that's enough, I want out" or "I want my 1/2, you can have your 1/2". If the other side won't buy the other out, then…
  • Dec 7

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem

    Twin-City Slice Restaurant Opens Downtown Winston-Salem
    Tags: NC Restaurant AttorneyA by-the-slice pizza joint just opened in Downtown Winston-Salem in December of 2016. Twin-City Slice opened at the former Kabob's on the 200 block of West Fourth Street. For more…
Rank this Week: 804

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

Covers trade secrets and trade legislation with a focus on the Southeastern states. By Press Millen and Todd Sullivan of Womble Carlyle.

http://wombletradesecrets.blogspot.com/
  • May 17

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?

    "Defend Trade Secrets Act" - How Will This New Law Affect Your Business?
    With a near unanimous (410-2) vote on April 27, 2016, the House passed the “Defend Trade Secrets Act” (“DTSA”). Having already been passed by the Senate (87-0), the legislation advances to President Obama, who has…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons.The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 17

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
Rank this Week: 1113

North Carolina Business Litigation…

North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Reports on judicial decisions of significance to business and shareholders. By Mack Sperling of Brooks Pierce LLP.

http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/
  • Feb 3

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court

    A Couple Of Things Not To Do In The NC Business Court
    The NC Business Court's decision last month in Krawiec v. Manly, 2016 NCBC 7, illustrates a couple of things not to do in the Court. Don't Make "Aiding and Abetting" Claims The Plaintiff made a claim against some of the Defendants for aiding…
  • Jan 18

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.

    Arbitration Provision Which Completely Prohibited Any Discovery Enforced By NC Business court.
    I don't draft arbitration provisions in agreements, but if I did I would not draft one like the one in Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc.  Not because it turned out to be unenforceable, but because it was found to be…
  • Jan 12

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer

    NC Business Court Revokes Pro Hac Vice Admission Of Out Of State Lawyer
    Judge McGuire came down pretty hard on a Florida attorney admitted pro hac vice (meaning "for this one particular occasion") by another Superior Court Judge, in McCarthy v. Hampton, 2016NCBC 4.  He revoked the lawyer's admission and…
Rank this Week: 997

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice…

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice Blog

By Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton, P.C.

http://va-nc-medical-surgery-malpractice-attorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 1242

Carolina Blawg

Carolina Blawg

By the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Library.

http://blogs.law.unc.edu/library/
  • Oct 31

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  • Jun 22

    eBooks in the Law Library

    eBooks in the Law Library
    There are many eBooks in the campus libraries about law. Try doing an advanced search and specify format = eBook. Here are the results of a search for subject=law and format=eBook.
  • Jun 8

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline

    Additional translations of foreign penal codes - now on HeinOnline
    HeinOnline has added the American Series of Foreign Penal Codes to is Foreign and International Law Resources database. The newly added 32 volumes provide "accurate English translations of important Penal Codes of foreign countries." Each…
Rank this Week: 1108

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

Discusses construction law issues in North Carolina. By Melissa Dewey Brumback.

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Feb 24

    Agree to use your “professional best” ? You may lose insurance coverage! (law note)

    Agree to use your “professional best” ? You may lose insurance coverage! (law note)
    Yesterday, I was part of a panel at the NC Bar Association Construction Law Winter Meeting, discussing insurance issues for design professionals. One topic we touched on was how to avoid invalidating your insurance.  As most of you…
  • Feb 16

    They threatened to sue! What do I do? (Law note on construction disputes)

    They threatened to sue! What do I do? (Law note on construction disputes)
    I just spent some time answering emails from folks worried because they’ve been threatened with a lawsuit over a construction project gone bad.   They want to know: Can they do that? What can they get? But what if I have a…
  • Aug 5

    Can You Change the Scope of Work? Not in a bidding situation! (reader comment)

    Can You Change the Scope of Work? Not in a bidding situation! (reader comment)
    Setting the Right Expectations for Owner Clients is a must, as I recently wrote in my post discussing Scope of Work clauses. According to construction consultant Tony Frisby,* scope of work issues are more important than general…
Rank this Week: 3592

Minick Law Blog

Minick Law Blog

Covers DWI, civil rights, family law, workers compensation, and criminal justice.

http://www.minicklaw.com/asheville-attorney-blog/
  • Feb 24

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part VI)

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part VI)
    Building a Legal Practice Designed to Last: Concentrating Your Practice     The modern world of business has pushed professionals more and more into concentrated areas of service. In law school you study four to five areas of the…
  • Feb 24

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part V)

    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last (Part V)
    Building A Legal Practice Designed To Last: Be the Concierge for Services Related to Your Practice       Providing value to your clients is often more about what happens outside of the courtroom as in it. Wherever your…
  • Jan 18

    What Should I Wear to Court?

    What Should I Wear to Court?
    If you have not spent much time in a courtroom before your scheduled hearing, you may be wondering “What should I wear to court?” The answer, though not difficult, is important to get right, because to dress poorly can have…
Rank this Week: 2209

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and premises liability. By Lee Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Two Killed in North Carolina Motorcycle Accident When Trucker Blamed for Failure to Yield

    Two Killed in North Carolina Motorcycle Accident When Trucker Blamed for Failure to Yield
    Two people were killed in a North Carolina motorcycle accident recently in Boardman. CBS North Carolina reports state troopers investigated the fatal crash, in which a pickup truck reportedly collided with the motorcycle on U.S. 74. It was…
  • Feb 22

    Personal Chef Awarded $1.5M in Slip-and-Fall

    Personal Chef Awarded $1.5M in Slip-and-Fall
    Workplace hazards must be taken seriously, whether the job is being carried out at a construction site, a restaurant, or an office.  In a recent case in Connecticut, a personal chef employed by a wealthy homeowner tripped and fell on a…
  • Feb 20

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Appealed on Procedural Ground

    Wrongful Death Lawsuit Appealed on Procedural Ground
    In any wrongful death lawsuit, it’s imperative that attorneys adhere to the strict procedural rules of the court. This means filings have to be timely. They have to contain the right information. They have to go to the correct…
Rank this Week: 3111

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Advocates: North Carolina Needs More Safety Law

    Advocates: North Carolina Needs More Safety Law
    More must be done to protect motorists on North Carolina and South Carolina roads. When it comes to highway safety laws, the annual report by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety asserts that both states are lagging when it comes to seat…
  • Feb 22

    Passenger Run Over by Friend Can Proceed With Injury Lawsuit

    Passenger Run Over by Friend Can Proceed With Injury Lawsuit
    A number of car accident lawsuits and personal injury cases involve parties who know one another. They may be friends, neighbors, or even family members. While plaintiffs may initially be reluctant to file a case against a loved one, these…
  • Feb 20

    Auto Maker Cleared in Deadly Crash

    Auto Maker Cleared in Deadly Crash
    An investigation by federal auto safety regulators has reportedly found there were no defects in an Autopilot-enabled vehicle that was involved in a fatal car accident last spring. According to The New York Times, auto safety regulators have…
Rank this Week: 3557

Carolinas Class Action

Carolinas Class Action

The Carolinas Class Action blog covers class action developments in North and South Carolina. Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A. attorneys report on recent cases involving all federal and state courts in the Carolinas, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://www.carolinasclassaction.com
  • Feb 24

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint
    The nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court has jurists and reporters forecasting how, if confirmed, he will rule in cases raising “hot” Constitutional issues. The “hot” question for…
  • Feb 21

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment
    In this space, we concentrate on class action decisions in the Carolinas, as well as Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court precedent. Occasionally, though, we venture beyond these jurisdictions to highlight issues of particular note,…
  • Feb 17

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced a bill that would make significant changes to federal class action litigation. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R.…
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Carolinas Class Action Blog

Carolinas Class Action Blog

Covers class action developments in North and South Carolina. Our editors report on recent cases involving all federal and state courts in the Carolinas, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

http://www.carolinasclassaction.com
  • Feb 24

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint

    How Will Justice Gorsuch Rule in Class Actions? A Look at Shook and Judicial Restraint
    The nomination of Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the Supreme Court has jurists and reporters forecasting how, if confirmed, he will rule in cases raising “hot” Constitutional issues. The “hot” question for…
  • Feb 21

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment

    Seventh Circuit Weighs in on Offers of Judgment
    In this space, we concentrate on class action decisions in the Carolinas, as well as Fourth Circuit and United States Supreme Court precedent. Occasionally, though, we venture beyond these jurisdictions to highlight issues of particular note,…
  • Feb 17

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation

    Congress Considering Major Class Action Reform Legislation
    Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, recently introduced a bill that would make significant changes to federal class action litigation. The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 (H.R.…
Rank this Week: 1767

Raleigh Injury Lawyer Blog

Raleigh Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Law Office of Michael D. Maurer, P.A.

http://www.raleighinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Appealing a Dog Bite Case in North Carolina

    Appealing a Dog Bite Case in North Carolina
    If you are bitten by someone else’s dog in North Carolina, you may be able to recover compensation. You may be able to sue for compensation under the dog bite statute, as well as using multiple different doctrines, including…
  • Feb 15

    Insurance and Subrogation Rights in North Carolina Car Accident Case

    Insurance and Subrogation Rights in North Carolina Car Accident Case
    Insurance coverage can be a significant issue in car accident lawsuits. In a recent North Carolina appellate case, an insurer appealed from the trial court’s order dismissing its complaint. The insurer was authorized and licensed to…
  • Feb 8

    Fatal Underride Accidents in North Carolina

    Fatal Underride Accidents in North Carolina
    A fatal wreck happened recently on I-40. A 53-year-old man was driving a Nissan Altima when he ran into the back of a commercial box truck and was killed. At around the same time, the police were working on a different wreck in the same area…
Rank this Week: 1900

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Are pricey parking tickets leading to bankruptcy in Chicago?

    Are pricey parking tickets leading to bankruptcy in Chicago?
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I keep my car if I file bankruptcy?” Everyone has heard that medical expenses are a major cause of bankruptcy filings, and it makes sense. A sudden medical emergency,…
  • Feb 15

    Government Financial Assistance And Bankruptcy

    Government Financial Assistance And Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?” If you are considering filing for bankruptcy, chances are you’re in the midst of some serious financial difficulties. No one would…
  • Feb 7

    Fantasy Sport and Retail Bankruptcies Remind Buyers To Beware

    Fantasy Sport and Retail Bankruptcies Remind Buyers To Beware
    Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?” Most consumers never give much thought to the possibility that a store they shop at or a service they use could just up…
Rank this Week: 2531

North Carolina Injury Attorney…

North Carolina Injury Attorney Blog

Covers the application of North Carolina personal injury and products liability law to traffic accidents, defective products and prescription drugs. By Davis Law Group, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Semi Truck Crash in Swain County

    Semi Truck Crash in Swain County
    On Tuesday morning, there was a tractor-trailer crash in Swain County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Highway 19 at about 6:00 a.m. Very few details about the semi-truck crash have been released, but we do know…
  • Feb 16

    Fatal Hit and Run Crash in Woodfin

    Fatal Hit and Run Crash in Woodfin
    Last week, a hit-and-run crash took the life of a pedestrian in Woodfin. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened along Weaverville Highway on Thursday. The pedestrian, 59-year-old Steven Banks of Asheville, was killed…
  • Feb 7

    Hazardous Material Transportation Through Asheville

    Hazardous Material Transportation Through Asheville
    Community members in Asheville are concerned about upcoming shipments of liquid uranium being moved through Western North Carolina. WLOS ABC News Channel 13 just reported on the failed efforts to keep the radioactive materials from traveling…
Rank this Week: 4843

North Carolina Product Liability…

North Carolina Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Clay Hodges of Harris Sarratt & Hodges, LLP.

http://www.northcarolinaproductliabilitylawyer.com/
  • Feb 21

    Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Product Recall: What You Should Know

    Zimmer Biomet Reverse Shoulder Product Recall: What You Should Know
    Shoulder replacement surgeries are common and provide relief to thousands. But some conventional shoulder replacement surgeries don’t work, requiring a different type of shoulder replacement surgery. In a typical shoulder replacement,…
  • Feb 17

    “Off-Label” Drug Use: Pursuing Profits at the Expense of Safety?

    “Off-Label” Drug Use: Pursuing Profits at the Expense of Safety?
    Let me state the obvious: companies sell you stuff with one purpose in mind, to make money. McDonald’s doesn’t sell you quarter pounders because the company believes what you need to live a better life is to eat more quarter…
  • Feb 9

    Mirena IUD Has Caused Fluid Pressure in the Brain, Injuries, Lawsuit

    Mirena IUD Has Caused Fluid Pressure in the Brain, Injuries, Lawsuit
    Female contraception is common these days, with many medications, medical devices and methods available. One popular birth control method is the intrauterine device, or IUD. There are many companies making different types of IUDs that work in…
Rank this Week: 1969

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood…

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Blog

Covers North Carolina injuries and accidents.

http://www.hardisonwood.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    A Safety Message To Cyclists As Spring Approache

    A Safety Message To Cyclists As Spring Approache
    Dear Drivers and Cyclists, Warm Weather is Coming. That’s right, temperatures are starting to climb again, and more and more North Carolinians will be spending their time outdoors during the coming months. That means more daylight, more…
  • Jan 16

    I Was Involved In A Car Accident In The Snow. What Now?

    I Was Involved In A Car Accident In The Snow. What Now?
    North Carolina is finally thawing out the first snow of 2017, but not all NC drivers escaped the weekend unscathed. As of 7pm that Monday evening, the NC State Highway Patrol was reporting over 3,600 calls from distressed motorists. About one…
  • Dec 15

    Holiday Distractions Create Holiday Accident

    Holiday Distractions Create Holiday Accident
    We all know that house down the block with all the Christmas lights; You know – the one you glance at every time you go by? While we’re sure those lights are dazzling and spectacular, they tend to distract drivers and pedestrians…
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Raleigh Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Raleigh Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Nagle & Associates.

http://www.naglefirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1865

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

Features library news and updates. From Elon University School of Law Library.

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    The Return of Breakfast Bytes! | Feb. 15 @ 9:30am

    The Return of Breakfast Bytes! | Feb. 15 @ 9:30am
    The Breakfast Bytes program, presented by the Elon Law Library, will return on Wednesday, February 15th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Commons. Join us for informal sit-down demonstrations of Microsoft Word formatting tips and tricks to…
  • Jan 24

    ProQuest Products Maintenance Downtime…

    ProQuest Products Maintenance Downtime Alert:ProQuest products will be unavailable from 10:00pm EST January 28, 2017 until 7:00am EST January 29, 2017.We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Oct 31

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 10am - 11:30am

    Breakfast Bytes | Law Commons, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 10am - 11:30am
    Takk (own work), [CC-BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsJoin the Law Library in the Law Commons tomorrow at 10am for a quick Breakfast Bytes tech demo to help you hone your lawyerly skills!This…
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Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

Blog devoted to the legal issues of the craft brewer, winemaker, and distiller.

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • Feb 6

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.

    Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we updated this stuff.
    Sorry about the long period of … well, nothing. We’re back in the swing of things (I hope) and will be updating more and more frequently. Cheers and check back often! John The post Holy Crap! It’s been a long time since we…
  • Feb 6

    Your Trademark is Finally Registered. Now what?

    Your Trademark is Finally Registered. Now what?
    Part I: Trademark Incontestability After federally registering your trademark you might think that you’re done dealing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), but, unfortunately, think again. You still have one more…
  • Mar 20

    Self Service Legal Site

    Self Service Legal Site
    Self-Serve Legal Websites I wanted to weigh in on the self-serve legal sites that we’re seeing advertised more and more. Well, I’m not going to name names here, but let’s just say that the most popular version of these…
Rank this Week: 2536

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 2036

Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

Covers North Carolina contract and tort law. By Maginnis Law.

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jan 31

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney

    Ditech Financial Complaints – North Carolina Consumer Protection Attorney
    Is Ditech Financial, formerly known as Green Tree Servicing, failing to accurately update the payments you’ve made on your mortgage? Are they charging you fees and penalties which are unfair? Are they reporting wrong information, such…
  • Jan 24

    New Maginnis Law Consumer Protection Mailing List

    New Maginnis Law Consumer Protection Mailing List
    One phrase we have encountered over and over again from our consumer protection clients is: “I never knew there was a law that dealt with this!” So many of us feel powerless against a large corporation who refuses to fix incorrect…
  • Jan 5

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie

    Glascow Coma Scale and Mild, Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injurie
    Every year thousands of North Carolinians suffer traumatic brain injuries caused by a variety of incidents. Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, tractor-trailer collisions, and industrial incidents are among the more common ways residents of…
Rank this Week: 3336

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Published By Price, Hargett, Petho and Anderson.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    Why Insurance Companies are Making it More Difficult to Settle Claim

    Why Insurance Companies are Making it More Difficult to Settle Claim
    There are a variety of reasons why insurance companies are becoming more unreasonable and offering less to settle claims. As a result, more claimants are being forced into litigation to seek fair compensation.
  • Jan 20

    Why Insurance Companies are Making it More Difficult to Settle Claim

    Why Insurance Companies are Making it More Difficult to Settle Claim
    By :Douglas A. Petho Lawyer Douglas Petho | Top Attorney Personal Injury If you speak to any attorney in North Carolina who handles  personal injury claims  they will tell you that settling claims with liability insurance companies…
  • Dec 28

    10 Tips For When You Are Giving A Witness Deposition

    10 Tips For When You Are Giving A Witness Deposition
    Being called upon to give a deposition either as a witness or party can be  a nerve-racking experience. Here are 10 tips from our experienced attorneys to help you prepare: 1. Listen to the question- Take your time. Make…
Rank this Week: 3978

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

Covers eminent domain issues in the States of Indiana, North Carolina and Illinois.

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jan 13

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower

    Ohio City Proposes Using Eminent Domain for New Water Tower
      A fairly unique situation in an Ohio city is drawing attention to the use of eminent domain to take private property for a public purpose. Eminent domain1 is the power of the government (and private entities, in some cases) to take…
  • Jan 6

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?

    Do You Need a Lawyer Before an Eminent Domain Case is Filed?
      Many cases implicating the use of eminent domain1 never go to court. Generally speaking, what happens is that a representative of a government agency or a private party that is authorized to use eminent domain approaches a homeowner…
  • Dec 30

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case

    Alternative Dispute Resolution Can Help in Eminent Domain Case
    For many landowners facing the threat of eminent domain, it can feel personal. We hear all the time that our clients have lived on their land for years going back generations, that the land was bought with a significant amount money, and that…
Rank this Week: 2359

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

NC Business & Banking Law Blog

Legal news and analysis on matters affecting financial institutions and other businesses, with an emphasis on North Carolina. By Matt Cordell.

http://bizlawnc.com/
Rank this Week: 3663

Ramsay Law Firm

Ramsay Law Firm

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury law.

http://ramsaylawfirm.tumblr.com/
Rank this Week: 4765

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

A discussion of trusts and estates litigation in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2302

North Carolina Trusts and Estates…

North Carolina Trusts and Estates Litigation

Covers will, trust, and estate disputes in North Carolina. By Evan Lohr.

https://ncestatelitigation.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2941

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3175

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Covers estate planning, HOA & condo associations and family law in North Carolina.

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • Jun 21

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update

    NC-CAI Chapter June 2016 Update
    Since my last update, the North Carolina CAI Chapter has realized some great achievements!   Annual Conference & Expo The 2016 Annual Conference in Greensboro was a huge success! There were more than 225 attendees representing 32…
  • May 20

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Is Your HOA or Condo Community Manager Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    For attorneys who practice community association law, there has been ongoing discussion at national HOA/condo legal events about whether a community manager is covered by the attorney-client privilege. In general the attorney-client privilege…
Rank this Week: 2532