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a little legal blog

A eclectic mix of beer, law, legal issues, and what ever strikes John's fancy. By the Law Office of John Szymankiewicz, PLLC.

http://jslawcenter.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 6

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?
    Guest Blog Spot: Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S., A.A. I get a lot of questions about non-profit businesses. So, I decided to turn to an expert. I’ve known Dr. Spragley for several years and he’s my go-to guy when it…
  • Feb 6

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?

    So you want to start a “Non-Profit” business?
    Guest Blog Spot: Kelvin L. Spragley, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S., A.A. I get a lot of questions about non-profit businesses. So, I decided to turn to an expert. I’ve known Dr. Spragley for several years and he’s my go-to guy when it…
  • Aug 21

    Best of… for the week of August 13, 2012

    Best of… for the week of August 13, 2012
    Here’s my round-up (a couple of days late) of last weeks best stories and articles for Small Business and Beer Business.
Rank this Week: 2983

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/
  • 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…
  • Jan 29

    Trademark Snarkiness. Really?

    Trademark Snarkiness. Really?
    Trademark Snarkiness   Recently, I’m sure you probably saw it – it got a lot of coverage, even from NPR) – Exit 6 Brewery got pretty snarky with Starbucks. And Starbucks defended itself (somewhat) here. I had several…
  • Jan 5

    New Beer, Old Building, New Headache

    New Beer, Old Building, New Headache
    Moving a Brewery into a Historic Building? Think Twice. I’m not saying you shouldn’t do it. In fact, I’m all for revitalizing derelict structures or repurposing really cool old buildings into breweries, distilleries,…
Rank this Week: 4873

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

Provides insight and commentary on SEC enforcement actions. By Brooks Pierce.

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Jul 28

    Guns and More Guns: SEC Hits Smith & Wesson for FCPA Violation

    Guns and More Guns: SEC Hits Smith & Wesson for FCPA Violation
    One thing the SEC likes to do is bring cases with a lot of deterrent value.  That is, cases that it hopes will scare other people and companies into complying with the law.  Often that means cases with large price tags…
  • Jul 20

    Foreign Pink Sheets Companies and the FCPA

    Foreign Pink Sheets Companies and the FCPA
    Penny stock companies have been much in the news recently.  They can be tough entities for law enforcement to look into given that their officers and directors are often not inclined to cooperate with government investigations. …
  • Jul 14

    Three Thoughts about FINRA’s Weird Japanese Insider Trading Case

    Three Thoughts about FINRA’s Weird Japanese Insider Trading Case
    One of the things you’re not supposed to do if you’re in the securities business – or any business, really – is buy and sell securities on the basis of material, nonpublic information in breach of a duty not to do…
Rank this Week: 2568

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: 2641

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Money woes cited as potential cause of actor’s depression, suicide

    Money woes cited as potential cause of actor’s depression, suicide
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What are my alternatives to bankruptcy ?”   Perhaps everyone who loses a loved one or a friend to suicide asks, at a fundamental…
  • Aug 12

    FICO scores headed up for some consumers; consumer protection advocates cautiou

    FICO scores headed up for some consumers; consumer protection advocates cautiou
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What are the pros and cons of bankruptcy ?”   How bad does a credit score have to be to be bad? The short answer is it depends, but…
  • Aug 7

    Critics question treasurer nominee embroiled in personal bankruptcy, foreclosure

    Critics question treasurer nominee embroiled in personal bankruptcy, foreclosure
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can I buy a home after bankruptcy?”   Supporters of Christine Hansen say her personal financial troubles should not disqualify her…
Rank this Week: 4487

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    DOJ wants Alamance County Sheriff to respect the Constitutional rights of Latino driver

    DOJ wants Alamance County Sheriff to respect the Constitutional rights of Latino driver
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Should I talk to the police?”   Driving-while-Latino makes you ten times more likely to be pulled over in Alamance County for committing a traffic infraction.…
  • Aug 12

    North Carolina legislature moves to regulate drone

    North Carolina legislature moves to regulate drone
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?”   The law is catching up with drones. If you plan to operate a drone in the state of North…
  • Aug 7

    Wiener’s ban on nudity drives opponent to nude show on opposite coast

    Wiener’s ban on nudity drives opponent to nude show on opposite coast
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?”   Scott Wiener wants public nudity banned in San Francisco. Mr. Wiener’s opponent in a race…
Rank this Week: 3498

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/
Rank this Week: 2727

Charlotte Injury Attorneys Blog

Charlotte Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers car accident, personal injury and motorcycle accident cases in Charlotte, North Carolina. By Myers Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.charlotteinjuryattorneysblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Dealing with Diminution in Value Claim

    Dealing with Diminution in Value Claim
    When a negligent driver causes a motor vehicle collision by wrecking another car, the innocent victims suffer many losses. One of these losses is a loss suffered by the owner of the vehicle: the loss in the value of the automobile. This…
  • Feb 24

    NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS WAGE ATTACK ON YOUR RIGHTS

    NORTH CAROLINA REPUBLICANS WAGE ATTACK ON YOUR RIGHTS
    How much is the loss of an arm or leg due to a doctor's negligence worth to you? What about the loss of the ability to walk due to a medical error? North Carolina Republicans think that the maximum amount of money a jury should award for…
  • Nov 15

    What Personal Injury Victims Need to Know About Medicaid Lien

    What Personal Injury Victims Need to Know About Medicaid Lien
    A few weeks ago I posted about Medicare Liens and what people who suffer an injury as the result of someone else's negligence need to be on the lookout for if they have Medicare. Similar to Medicare, if a person has Medicaid and suffers an…
Rank this Week: 4417

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3741

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney…

Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers workers' compensation and injury law. By Tatum Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.charlottepersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4912

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: 3873

Child Custody Attorney~In the…

Child Custody Attorney~In the Trenches

Covers child custody and family law issues. By Arlaine Rockey.

http://childcustodyattorney.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 2

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)

    Combating False Allegations of Parental Alienation (PAS)
    Abusers sometimes use false allegations of parental alienation against the protective parent to help deflect away from the abuse allegations and to turn the tables on the protective parent. Unfortunately, it works. Thus, as a protective…
  • Jun 3

    LEGAL ASSISTANT JOB

    LEGAL ASSISTANT JOB
    I'm seeking a smart, conscientious legal assistant for my dynamic statewide, solo family law practice, handling mostly complex custody cases. Great job for college grad who wants to be a paralegal or go to law school; however, a college…
  • Aug 17

    When the Guardian ad Litem goes the other way ...

    When the Guardian ad Litem goes the other way ...
    In a custody case, sometimes a judge will appoint a guardian ad litem ("GAL") (sometimes called a CASA) to represent the best interests of the children. Sometimes the GAL is a lawyer, sometimes not. Sometimes the GAL is a volunteer, but often…
Rank this Week: 3363

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Aug 1

    Construction Communication Done Right!

    Construction Communication Done Right!
    Greetings all!  Today, I have the honor of writing a guest post on Chris Hill’s blog, Construction Law Musings, on the topic of how to communicate– and how not to miscommunicate–on a construction project. I know that I…
  • Jul 11

    Green Home Predictions That Are Best Poised to Come True in 2014 and Beyond (guest post)

    Green Home Predictions That Are Best Poised to Come True in 2014 and Beyond (guest post)
    Today, a guest post on the green design issues that are becoming realities from Penny Olmos, who is associated with Holloway Houston, Inc. a leading industrial lifting equipment manufacturing company.  Welcome, Penny! The scorching…
  • Jul 8

    Is your design professional construction contract too friendly? (law note)

    Is your design professional construction contract too friendly? (law note)
    My husband often travels the back roads between Chapel Hill and Fuquay Varina to visit friends.  En route (a circuitous route that goes past Sharon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, among other places), he passes by the “Friendly…
Rank this Week: 1471

Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker…

Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP Blog

Covers elder law.

http://www.craigebrawley.com/blog/
  • May 11

    Long-Term Care Insurance

    Long-Term Care Insurance
    Our safety net has a hole in it. If you or a loved one live in North Carolina and end up needing 24-hour-per-day care in an assisted living facility (like many persons in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease, for example), you will have…
  • May 11

    Giving Your House Away and Medicaid Transfer Penaltie

    Giving Your House Away and Medicaid Transfer Penaltie
    One question I am often asked is whether clients should give their homes to their children. The usual reason for the question is the parents wanting to get eligible for Medicaid quicker and save the house for the children. The decision is not…
  • May 5

    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk

    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk
    Quadriplegic Para-Olympian Walk
Rank this Week: 4250

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham,…

DUI/DWI Defense - Raleigh, Durham, Cary

Covers DUI defense in North Carolina. By David A. Bauernfeind.

http://www.raleighdurhamlaw.com
  • May 11

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh

    4-Year-Old Girl Dies in Apparent Bathtub Drowning in Raleigh
    The number of children drowned in bathtubs accounts for almost two-thirds of reported fatal drowning in the home. As with most cases of child drowning, the accident occurred while the parent or caregiver was not looking. Statistics show that…
  • May 11

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh

    Multiple-vehicle Wreck Kills 1, Injures 2 in Raleigh
    A 23-year-old woman died and two other people were injured in a multiple-vehicle truck-car wreck in Raleigh. The accident started around 10:45 pm on I-40 eastbound near Hammond Road. An initial collision occurred when a tractor-trailer…
  • May 11

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire

    46 Displaced, 17 Injured in Raleigh Apartment Fire
    People who live in an apartment sign a lease that indicates what is required of them as tenants and of the property owner as landlord. Both are subject to legal obligations, regardless of whether they are included in the lease. Among the…
Rank this Week: 2914

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form 18 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    If you have been injured on the job in North Carolina, you need to know your rights and the steps that must be taken to ensure your rights are protected. Just because you are hurt on the job, you are not automatically going to receive money…
  • Jul 16

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?

    How Can I Get Mortgage Statements Sent To Me Again After Filing Bankruptcy?
    Once your case is filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the creditors are notified of the filing, your mortgage company may stop sending you the monthly statements for your house payment.  This is a protective measure on their…
  • Jul 14

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 1457

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Discusses North Carolina family law topics. By Martha New Milam.

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 29

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

    A Simple Communications Model to Use
    Cathy Heenan, Ed.D. recently posted an article in her blog that introduces a model you can use with your spouse when emotions are running high and you need to be able to solve a dispute.Here's what you need to do:If you can agree with…
  • Mar 24

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA
     In a recent New York Times OP-ED Nicholas Kristof informs us that in the United States, domestic violence claims the life of an American Woman every six hours and strikes 25% of all American women in their lifetimes.  Such…
  • Jan 21

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?
    I just finished reading an excellent article  by Gary Direnfield, MSW, RSW entitled Unraveling Custody/Access Assessments/Evaluations.  In this article Gary provides his reader with a succinct explanation of the role and…
Rank this Week: 3573

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    New Library Materials - May 2014

    New Library Materials - May 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of May 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • Jun 12

    New Library Materials - April 2014

    New Library Materials - April 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of  April 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • May 14

    Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

    Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law
    Lexis and Bloomberg Law permit unrestricted summer access to both continuing students and law graduates. Westlaw restricts summer access by students and graduates to specific purposes and requires those eligible to apply through their…
Rank this Week: 2874

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3115

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

Covers family law issues in North Carolina. By McIlveen Family Law Firm.

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)

    Celebrity Divorces: Tom and Katie (TomKat)
    Celebrity divorces can appear to be done within a blink of an eye. For instance, the divorce of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes seemed to resolve itself within just a few weeks. We didn’t notice their assets being tied up in an endless…
  • Apr 15

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte

    5 Places to go for Day Trips Outside of Charlotte
    1. White Water Rafting Center: This spot is sure to provide plenty of fun! There is a white water rafting area, a ziplining area and ample bike trails. Also, there is rock climbing and an awesome restaurant to go to for lunch or dinner. On…
  • Apr 9

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

    Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave
    The worst case scenario happened. You came home to find out that your once loving marriage has been torn apart because your spouse had an affair. Now what? Counseling Not all affairs are a direct line to divorce. Sometimes, an affair can be a…
Rank this Week: 3118

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    The Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association, in conjunction with the Greensboro Bar Association, is happy to announce that our next Triad Legal Geeks Meet-up is Tuesday, June 24th at Geeksboro…
  • Jun 9

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House
    The GBA, through its community involvement committee, needs volunteers to help serve brunch (9:00 am – 12:30 pm) at the Potters House community kitchen of the Greensboro Urban Ministry, 1002 South Eugene Street, for the…
  • May 24

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief
    Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 2066

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Covers North Carolina personal injury news.

http://www.lawyernc.com/blog/
  • Apr 3

    WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES This Weekend!

    WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLES This Weekend!
    The weather is supposed to be great this weekend. It may be a little cloudy, but the chance of rain is minimal and it should be in the mid 60′s across North Carolina. For the almost quarter of a million…The post WATCH FOR…
  • Apr 2

    List of Cars Recalled By General Motors on March 31st, 2014

    List of Cars Recalled By General Motors on March 31st, 2014
    On March 31st, 2014, General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles due to a power steering problem. Listed below are the years, makes and models of the recalled vehicles: Chevrolet Malibu: All from model year 2004 and 2005, and some…
  • Mar 26

    Animal Kind Featured on Hardison & Cochran Doing Good Serie

    Animal Kind Featured on Hardison & Cochran Doing Good Serie
    Jada Jarillo of Animal Kind, a North Carolina non-profit with the mission to end unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs, joined My Carolina Today recently as part of the ongoing Hardison & Cochran Doing Good Series. The Hardison &…
Rank this Week: 4962

King Law Offices Blog

King Law Offices Blog

Discusses traffic matters, family law, criminal law, wills and estate planning and personal injury law as it relates to North Carolina and South Carolina.

http://kinglawoffices.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case

    How Facebook and Social Media Can Affect your Child Custody Case
    The majority of people today are, in some way, linked in to social media. This allows families to keep in contact with each other like never before. However, in some child custody situations social media can pose a huge problem. Most child…
  • Aug 13

    NC Driving Privilege

    NC Driving Privilege
    A driving privilege is not always available if you have had your license revoked in North Carolina. The eligibility of obtaining a driving privilege depends on whether there is a charge or a conviction, and what type of charge or conviction…
  • Aug 7

    Types of Easements in North Carolina

    Types of Easements in North Carolina
    An affirmative easement is one that grants someone a right to use another’s land for some specific purpose. For example, if I grant my neighbor the right to use the path on my land to get to the pond on the other side, that is an…
Rank this Week: 4855

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Aug 19

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule

    Disharging a Firearm in NC & NC Hunting Rule
    Tags: disharging firearm NCnc hunting rules sitesIn my quest to locate hunting laws and firearms laws in North Carolina for my personal use, I’ve come up with the following. Please note, it is not exhaustive. Please make sure these…
  • Aug 12

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC

    TRO’s-Temporary Restraining Order- Litigation Attorney NC
    Tags: TRO in NCpower of attorney abuse casesRecently, in a power of attorney abuse case, Sanders Law Firm PLLC obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the alleged defendants. In this situation, the TRO, signed by the…
  • Aug 4

    Gap Insurance for automobile? (Personal Injury Attorney NC)

    Gap Insurance for automobile? (Personal Injury Attorney NC)
    Tags: gap insurance nc; personal injury attorney mt. airyGap Insurance is a policy rider you can get when you apply for insurance on a vehicle. If you have a loan on your automobile it's a good idea. Especially if you're involved in a…
Rank this Week: 3171

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood…

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Blog

Covers North Carolina injuries and accidents.

http://www.hardisonwood.com/blog/
  • Aug 13

    Robin Williams’ Death Reminds Us of Importance of Suicide Awareness in North Carolina

    Robin Williams’ Death Reminds Us of Importance of Suicide Awareness in North Carolina
    The world lost a comedic genius this week when actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away at age 63 due to apparent suicide. As his family, the Hollywood community and fans across the world mourn the loss of one of comedy’s most…
  • Jul 18

    Raleigh News Station WRAL Investigates Helmet Safety

    Raleigh News Station WRAL Investigates Helmet Safety
    Are High School Football Helmets Safe? In mere weeks, high school football fields across the nation will light up on Friday nights, stands filled with cheering fans. One of the most popular sports in America, football seems innocent…
  • Jun 18

    Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

    Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash
    A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The…
Rank this Week: 4882

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Aug 16

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 8 – What is Probate in North Carolina?
    In today’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we’re going to look at probate in North Carolina, what it does, and why it is important. A lot of people first talk to an estate planning attorney…
  • Aug 11

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 7 – What is Elder Law?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 7 – What is Elder Law?
    In this week’s post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to ask the important question of “what is elder law.” Like many areas of estate planning law, elder law is not something with which a…
  • Aug 10

    3 Fun Facts About Estate Planning

    3 Fun Facts About Estate Planning
    Fun Facts About Estate Planning 1. Estate planning started a long, long time ago. Questions of what happens to our possession after we die lie at the heart of every estate plan. It shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, therefore, to…
Rank this Week: 2532

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: 4443

Lawyer Goggles

Lawyer Goggles

Commentary on various and sundry legal and cultural issues. By John Wait.

http://lawyergoggles.wordpress.com
  • Feb 17

    More Class Action Fun.

    More Class Action Fun.
    A friend called me this week with the following scenario.
  • Jan 12

    Monkey Picture Per Request.

    Monkey Picture Per Request.
    Monkey on Dog
  • Jan 12

    Class Action Lawsuits: Considerations for a Layman.

    Class Action Lawsuits: Considerations for a Layman.
    If you watch any daytime TV, then you’ve likely seen advertisements asking you such questions as: “Have you been exposed to asbestos at work?” or “Do you have an account with _________ company?”  The commercial will then tell you…
Rank this Week: 4298

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Lumberton Lawyer Blog

Published by Bowen & Berry, PLLC

http://www.lumbertonlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina

    Prosecutor Now Defends Criminal Cases in Robeson County North Carolina
    Woodberry "Woody" Bowen now defends criminal cases where once he prosecuted for twelve years. In Robeson County North Carolina Bowen was on the prosecutorial staff of Joe Freeman Britt, the Guinness Book of Records "Deadliest DA". Joe had…
  • Mar 25

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim

    North Carolina Still Recognizes Alienation of Affections Court Claim
    The Lumberton North Carolina Courts provide a good forum for Alienation of Affection cases. NC is only one a a handful of remaining states which allow an action against a third party for wrecking a marriage. The claim is called allienation…
  • Mar 23

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict

    Slandered Red Springs NC Shopper Wins Record Jury Verdict
    I was not long out of the DA's office from a position as a state prosecutor. Fresh back in private practice those decades ago, no big cases were lining up at the door just yet. So I had to make the most of what I had. A young mechanic…
Rank this Week: 4312

Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

Covers immigration issues, including current political and social events and their impact on immigration law and reform. By Kuck Casablanca LLC.

http://www.immigration.net/Blog
  • Aug 20

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?
    Recently, the USCIS conducted a survey of more than 5,000 “stakeholders” (folks who care about and participate in the U.S. immigration system in some way).  These stakeholders were asked to identify the key areas of concern for them.…
  • Aug 19

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!
    Last Week Congress passed its first major piece of immigration legislation in several years.  The Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 5875) Besides the fact that the bill itself is a joke–passed without…
  • Aug 12

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
Rank this Week: 2513

N.C. Construction Law, Policy &…

N.C. Construction Law, Policy & News

Covers statutory, case law and other legal developments affecting North Carolina construction professionals. By Matthew C. Bouchard.

http://nc-construction-law.com/
Rank this Week: 2088

NC Bankruptcy Blog

NC Bankruptcy Blog

Covers bankruptcy issues in North Carolina. By Fabricius & Fabricius PLLC.

http://www.eastwakebankruptcy.com/blog
  • Aug 4

    In Personal Bankruptcy, What Happens to My Small Business?

    In Personal Bankruptcy, What Happens to My Small Business?
    No two businesses are the same, and this diversity is echoed in the implications the personal bankruptcy of a business owner has on a small business. Nevertheless, several general points can be considered: How the small business is…
  • Jul 21

    Stuck in a High Interest Car Loan? Chapter 13 Can Lower Rate

    Stuck in a High Interest Car Loan? Chapter 13 Can Lower Rate
    Here in North Carolina, a car is typically essential transportation. Owning a car can be vital to continued employment. Lenders and car lots know this, and are very willing to loan money to buy a car. The catch, however, is a high, sometimes…
  • May 22

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1

    Bankruptcy Filing Fees Increase June 1
    Last month, the Judicial Conference of the United States approved fee increases to a number of bankruptcy filing fees, effective June 1, 2014. For Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases, the increase is $29. For Chapter 11 cases, the increase is a…
Rank this Week: 4170

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/
  • Aug 16

    Boards of Directors and Information Security Risk

    Boards of Directors and Information Security Risk
    Directors should take an active role in managing data security risks rather than leaving it up to management and IT staff, according to recent remarks by SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar. Commissioner Aguilar recently delivered a speech at the…
  • Jul 30

    Is Bank Regulatory Relief Gaining Momentum?

    Is Bank Regulatory Relief Gaining Momentum?
    Banks have been pleading with Congress for regulatory relief for as long as I can recall.  (For example, before the ink on the Dodd-Frank Act was dry, bankers were warning of the harmful effects of the cumulative regulatory burdens…
  • Jul 21

    New N.C. Statute Gives Lenders More Options When Developers Default

    New N.C. Statute Gives Lenders More Options When Developers Default
    Lenders now have a bit more to think about when making a loan to a developer of a planned community.   A few days ago, the General Assembly enacted, and the Governor signed into law, important amendments to the Planned…
Rank this Week: 2450

Norris Law Firm Blog

Norris Law Firm Blog

Covers areas of concern to North Carolina consumers, including lemon law, consumer law, auto vehicle repossessions.

http://www.lemonlawnc.com/blog/
  • Apr 18

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?

    General Mills Arbitration – Can Buying a Product Force You to Give Up Your Legal Rights?
    So now @General Mills is forcing you to arbitrate disputes simply by engaging with them in an online forum, or even using a coupon to purchase one of its products!  Could you imagine that using a coupon for .25c off a box of cereal meant…
  • Apr 11

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?

    GM Ignition Recalls – Unmerchantable Vehicles?
    There has been a lot of news lately about vehicle recalls, especially with the GM Ignition Recalls fiasco.  This leads to an interesting question of whether someone who has recently, but unwittingly, purchased a vehicle that falls under…
  • Apr 4

    YoYo Jury Verdict Upheld By NC Court of Appeal

    YoYo Jury Verdict Upheld By NC Court of Appeal
    NC Court of Appeals Upholds Jury Verdict for Dealership in a YoYo Sales In March, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued an opinion affirming a jury verdict on an auto fraud case involving yoyo sales.   In Patterson v.…
Rank this Week: 4329

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/
  • Aug 14

    Mark Your Calendar For October 1st For Changes To The Business Court

    Mark Your Calendar For October 1st For Changes To The Business Court
    If you litigate cases in the NC Business Court, mark your calendar for October 1st.  That's when the General Assembly's "modernization" of the Business Court is due to become effective.  The bill containing these changes was signed…
  • Aug 12

    Can You Get A Ruling From A Superior Court Judge After Your Case Is Designated To The Business Court?

    Can You Get A Ruling From A Superior Court Judge After Your Case Is Designated To The Business Court?
    If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that once a case is in the Business Court, it is in there forever, even if the issues that justified it being there in the first place are subsequently resolved.  But when does the…
  • Jul 18

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
Rank this Week: 493

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/
  • Aug 18

    Estate of Edmund M. Carman v. Tinkes: Negligence Per Se in Car Accident Case

    Estate of Edmund M. Carman v. Tinkes: Negligence Per Se in Car Accident Case
    Estate of Edmund M. Carman v. Tinkes is an appeal that involved a deadly car crash between a Ford F-350 pickup truck and a Honda Civic. The driver of the Honda was operating the vehicle in the dark without headlights when he crashed into the…
  • Aug 15

    Inman v. Boykin - Timely Filing of Car Accident Lawsuit Critical

    Inman v. Boykin - Timely Filing of Car Accident Lawsuit Critical
    A legal rule known as the "statute of limitations" requires that injured parties wishing to file a lawsuit against another must do so within a certain amount of time, or their claim will be barred. That is, they will forfeit the right to sue…
  • Aug 13

    Correa v. Estate of Hascall - Car Accident Lawsuit Against Estate of Deceased

    Correa v. Estate of Hascall - Car Accident Lawsuit Against Estate of Deceased
    Those who have been injured in a car accident in North Carolina have only a short amount of time in which to file a lawsuit. The rules vary from state-to-state, and here, an injured party has 3 years from the time of the incident to file. If…
Rank this Week: 2186

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/
  • Aug 19

    Court of Appeals in State v. Townsend Beefs Up Prejudice Required for Relief under Knoll

    Court of Appeals in State v. Townsend Beefs Up Prejudice Required for Relief under Knoll
    No one gets relief any more under State v. Knoll—at least not from the court of appeals.  State v. Townsend, decided today, is the latest in a series of post-Knoll cases in which the defendant failed to establish that he was…
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson and Camera

    Ferguson and Camera
    According to the New York Times, the governor of Missouri is now deploying the National Guard in an “effort[] to quell unrest” resulting from a white police officer’s shooting of a black teenager in the city of Ferguson. It…
  • Aug 15

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    This week brought two tidbits of legislative news as the session winds down. First, the General Assembly slightly revised the rules for disposing of weapons seized during criminal investigations, generally making it somewhat easier to order…
Rank this Week: 1903

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/
  • Aug 15

    Community Support for Cyclist Injured on Blue Ridge Parkway

    Community Support for Cyclist Injured on Blue Ridge Parkway
    The local bicycle community has been showing support for the Fairview cyclist who was injured in a crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Jaime Johnsen was seriously injured during a training ride on Wednesday…
  • Aug 13

    Teen Killed in Rutherford County Crash

    Teen Killed in Rutherford County Crash
    On Saturday afternoon, a crash on Big Island Road in Rutherford County took the life of a 15-year-old girl. This one-car crash happened when the driver apparently lost control of his vehicle while trying to negotiate a curve on Big Island…
  • Aug 7

    Distraction-Free Summer Driving

    Distraction-Free Summer Driving
    Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are urging drivers to put down their cell phones. In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. Teen drivers, and their parents, are…
Rank this Week: 2336

North Carolina Injury Law Blog

North Carolina Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Rouse & Gasch, PLLC.

http://www.northcarolinainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Claim

    Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Claim
    You’ve heard the saying before: no one likes lawyers until they need them.  It’s true.  We aren’t the most popular bunch of folks, unfortunately, but when people find themselves needing legal representation,…
  • Mar 26

    Dog Attacks on the Rise

    Dog Attacks on the Rise
    As the pit bull population and popularity of the breed increases, unfortunately so do the number of bites these dogs inflict.   And it’s not just pit bulls,  other breeds are also responsible for inflicting serious, sometimes…
  • Feb 6

    Fatality on the Seas: Child Drowns on Norwegian Cruise Ship off North Carolina Coast

    Fatality on the Seas: Child Drowns on Norwegian Cruise Ship off North Carolina Coast
    We generally do not discuss many legal issues dealing with cruise ships.  However, a tragic story occurred off the North Carolina coast this week that provides some interesting legal questions that we thought we would cover in…
Rank this Week: 4675

North Carolina Litigation Blog

North Carolina Litigation Blog

Covers litigation in North Carolina including construction law, personal injury, insurance, N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Supreme Court opinions. By Angela Jolly.

http://northcarolinalitigationblog.com/
  • Jul 14

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up

    McIlveen and Project Halo team up
      The McIlveen Family Law Firm has jump started its summer by becoming involved with several charities around Charlotte and Gastonia. …Continue reading »
  • Feb 15

    Child Support

    Child Support
    Reblogged from N.C. Family Law Blog: Child Support
  • Feb 9

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost

    Rising Flood Waters in Charlotte Mean Higher Insurance Cost
    If you live in the Charlotte area then you that when the heavy rains come so does the flooding and it’s only getting worse. NC flood maps are being updated so be sure to check your address to see if your house is now in a flood zone. If so…
Rank this Week: 3639

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Published By Price, Smith, Hargett, Petho & Anderson

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Understanding Workers Compensation in North Carolina

    Understanding Workers Compensation in North Carolina
    By :Douglas A. Petho If you have been injured at work your employer or health insurance company may have advised you to seek benefits under North Carolina workers compensation. If you have never had to file a claim before, you may be…
  • Jan 30

    North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

    North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
    By :Douglas A. Petho Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health problem. Each year, traumatic brain injuries contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. Despite being often overlooked or…
  • Jan 2

    North Carolina Medical Payments Coverage

    North Carolina Medical Payments Coverage
    By :Douglas A. Petho Medical payments coverage is optional coverage which provides certain protection to insureds under a policy who are injured in an automobile accident. It is designed to provide reimbursement of medical expenses up to…
Rank this Week: 4166

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 11

    The Amount of Disability Benefits a Veteran Receives Depends on How the Disability is Rated

    The Amount of Disability Benefits a Veteran Receives Depends on How the Disability is Rated
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit says that a veteran must demonstrate the particular symptoms, or symptoms similar to, the symptoms listed in the rating schedule and with similar severity, frequency, and duration, in…
  • Aug 8

    Who Should I Notify If I Get Hurt On The Job in South Carolina?

    Who Should I Notify If I Get Hurt On The Job in South Carolina?
    If you have been injured on the job, it is critically important that you notify your employer and take certain steps so that you can pursue your Workers' Compensation benefits in South Carolina. As a Workers' Compensation Attorney, here are…
  • Aug 7

    Army Knew of Problems With Soldier But Is Not Responsible After He Rapes Woman

    Army Knew of Problems With Soldier But Is Not Responsible After He Rapes Woman
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has ruled that the United States had no duty to protect a woman, against a soldier who raped a woman in her house even though the soldier was in the process of being administratively…
Rank this Week: 3919

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/
Rank this Week: 2563

North Carolina Social Security…

North Carolina Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers social security disability benefits, appeals and hearings. By the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.C.

http://www.northcarolinasocialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful

    Goal Setting for 2012 for North Carolina Social Security Disability Hopeful
    2012 is on the horizon. If you are on North Carolina social security disability, or if you seek SSD or supplemental security income (SSI) benefits, odds are that you face multiple budgetary challenges. Those financial challenges are stacked…
  • Dec 18

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability

    The “Impatience Problem” and North Carolina Social Security Disability
    The quest for North Carolina Social Security Disability can be brutally slow, especially when you measure that quest in terms of our 24/7, Twitter-centric world view. It’s easy to get impatient, in other words, particularly if you’re…
  • Dec 15

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?

    Disappointed with Your North Carolina Social Security Disability Results?
    In 2011, over 3 million people sought social security disability benefits in North Carolina and elsewhere in the U.S. It’s a safe bet that many hundreds of thousands of those applicants came out of the process disappointed, if not…
Rank this Week: 3997

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/
  • Aug 18

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next

    Truckers Fired Over Workers’ Comp Claim: What to Do Next
    Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. Truck drivers have a remedy if fired for making a workers’ compensation claim. A recent award of over $100,000 to a truck driver who was fired for…
  • Aug 14

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report

    After the International Nutrition Building Collapse: OSHA Releases Report
    The International Nutrition building. Today’s post comes from guest author Rod Rehm, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. I was going to write about a summary from the official OSHA news release and provide a compilation of web resources…
  • Aug 11

    “Coming and Going” Rule Revisited

    “Coming and Going” Rule Revisited
    Today’s post comes from guest author Thomas Domer, from The Domer Law Firm. The Kansas Supreme Court has just reversed a State Appeals Court finding that an oil field worker was not entitled to worker’s compensation benefits after…
Rank this Week: 2229