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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: 2998

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: 4883

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Oct 23

    SEC Issues Risk Alert, Smacks E*Trade on Penny Stock Sale

    SEC Issues Risk Alert, Smacks E*Trade on Penny Stock Sale
    “What has been will be again / what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.”  Ecclesiastes 1:9. On October 9th the SEC brought a settled administrative action against E*Trade Securities and G1…
  • Oct 21

    DOJ’s Marshall Miller: You’re All FCPA Lawyers Now

    DOJ’s Marshall Miller: You’re All FCPA Lawyers Now
    Marshall Miller, the Justice Department’s  principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, has been heating up the compliance conference circuit in recent weeks.  On September 17th, it was the Global…
  • Oct 15

    Wrapping up Securities Enforcement Forum 2014

    Wrapping up Securities Enforcement Forum 2014
    I was lucky enough to spend Tuesday at Bruce Carton’s Securities Enforcement Forum 2014.  In three years, it has gone from zero to the preeminent securities enforcement law conference anywhere.  I blogged it hurriedly…
Rank this Week: 2513

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: 2535

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Man dubbed “King of foreclosures” busted for bankruptcy fraud

    Man dubbed “King of foreclosures” busted for bankruptcy fraud
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   The foreclosure king has been deposed… or at least arrested. Todd Brunner, once…
  • Oct 16

    New York lawyer avoids having to testify in his own firm’s bankruptcy

    New York lawyer avoids having to testify in his own firm’s bankruptcy
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Do I need an attorney to file bankruptcy?”   Former New York City lawyer and admitted fraudster Marc Dreier thought he was getting…
  • Oct 14

    Well-known author, publisher Zane files for bankruptcy as Addicted movie hits theater

    Well-known author, publisher Zane files for bankruptcy as Addicted movie hits theater
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Are my 401k and IRA protected in bankruptcy?”   If you thought becoming a best-selling author would end your money troubles, ask…
Rank this Week: 4447

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine

    Businesses face civil and criminal penalties for refusing same-sex busine
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   Officials in a northern Idaho city have threatened two citizens with arrest, fines and imprisonment after the citizens…
  • Oct 16

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance

    City backs away from attempt to seize sermons from pastors who objected to ordinance
    Charlotte DWI Lawyer Brad Smith answers the question: What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?   A group of Texas pastors who participated in a political effort to repeal a controversial city ordinance have been…
  • Oct 14

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer

    Fall foliage playing unexpected role in hunt for accused cop killer
    J. Bradley Smith of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “If I have an outstanding warrant, what should I do?”   North Carolina is not the only state that boasts of rich fall foliage painting its Appalachian…
Rank this Week: 3350

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/
  • Oct 21

    “War on women” hits close to home for one congressman’s estranged wife

    “War on women” hits close to home for one congressman’s estranged wife
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How can an attorney help me with my Divorce or Separation in North Carolina?”   Congressman Alan Grayson’s war on one woman has taken an ugly turn,…
  • Oct 16

    Second N.C. judge strikes down marriage ban, dismisses same-sex adoption action

    Second N.C. judge strikes down marriage ban, dismisses same-sex adoption action
    Charlotte Divorce Attorney Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Who pays for the children’s health insurance and co-pays?”   North Carolina’s ban on same-sex marriage took another…
  • Oct 14

    Same-sex is marriage legal in North Carolina; what comes next?

    Same-sex is marriage legal in North Carolina; what comes next?
    Matthew R. Arnold of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Can any attorney help me with my family law needs in North Carolina?”   Buncombe County Registrar Drew Reisinger stayed at work late this past Friday to…
Rank this Week: 2712

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: 4404

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3623

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: 4965

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: 3808

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/
  • Sep 2

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE

    GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CASE
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:  HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey © 2014PART 2:  GATHER EVIDENCE TO HELP YOUR CUSTODY CASE There are two main kinds of evidence in a custody case:  witnesses and…
  • Aug 31

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION

    HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CHILD CUSTODY CONSULTATION
    WIN CHILD CUSTODY:HOW TO HELP YOUR LAWYER HELP YOU By Attorney Arlaine Rockey [1]© 2014 PART 1:  HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR CUSTODY CONSULTATION Child custody disputes are not pretty.  If you and the other…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3357

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Sep 29

    Don’t Let Construction Problems Become Construction Disputes (guest post)

    Don’t Let Construction Problems Become Construction Disputes (guest post)
    To start our week off right, today we have another important article from guest blogger Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP.  Chris is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator, construction lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The…
  • Sep 25

    Wake County Justice Center- a LEED Silver Project done right!

    Wake County Justice Center- a LEED Silver Project done right!
    Yesterday evening, I had the privilege of attending the Triangle USGBC’s  “Talk & Walk” at the Wake County Justice Center.  The 576,996 square foot Justice Center was completed 6 months early and over 30…
  • 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…
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: 4220

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: 2928

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Aug 24

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What is Form MSC7 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    Form MSC7 is the report of the Evaluator in a workers compensation case in North Carolina. An Evaluator is usually a neutral person who meets with the plaintiffs and defendants in a workers compensation case in a neutral evaluation…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1467

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

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

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?

    IS YOUR RELATIONSIP 'GOOD ENOUGH"?"?
    In this recent article,  Dr. Pauline Boss describes an alternative to ending a relationship because it’s not everything we wish for.  She describes this as making a "conscious choice".  In all intimate…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3565

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

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

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014

    New Library Materials - June through August 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials from June through August 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 2881

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3126

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/
  • Oct 9

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education

    Elon Law announces groundbreaking new model for legal education
    https://www.elon.edu/E/law/news/new-law-curriculum-fall-2015.html
  • Oct 8

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.

    Swearing In Ceremony - October 10 at 3 p.m.
    Greensboro Bar Association members are invited to attendSWEARING IN CEREMONY October 10, 2014 at 3 p.m. Courtroom 4C of the Guilford County Courthouse Reception Immediately Afterwards at Churchill's on Elm in Downtown GreensboroThe Young…
  • Oct 3

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014

    Domestic Violence Protective Order CLE - Oct. 22, 2014
    Presented by NCSB, N.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Womble CarlyleOctober 22, 1-4:30 PM For more information, go to the following URL:…
Rank this Week: 2070

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Hardison & Cochran Blog

Covers North Carolina personal injury news.

http://www.lawyernc.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Limiting Physical Contact in Youth Football

    Limiting Physical Contact in Youth Football
    Just a few years ago, youth football players wore marks on their helmets as badges of honor. Those smears of paint from other teams showed they’d been making tackles and knocking heads. Concerns about football players of all ages…
  • Aug 24

    Do You Need an Attorney for Worker’s Compensation in North Carolina? Six Reasons Why You Do

    Do You Need an Attorney for Worker’s Compensation in North Carolina? Six Reasons Why You Do
    If you are injured on the job, or become ill as a result of your job, you may be entitled to benefits from the North Carolina workers’ compensation system. In theory, applying for benefits and being approved for those…
  • Aug 15

    Don’t Let Facebook Destroy Your Car Accident Claim

    Don’t Let Facebook Destroy Your Car Accident Claim
    After a North Carolina car accident, it’s natural to want to reach out to friends and family – for help, for emotional support, or just to vent about the events of your day.  When you talk about the crash on… The post…
Rank this Week: 4977

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 24

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?

    Do I Really Need to do a Title Search?
    When someone buys a new home or new property, a title search needs to be conducted to make sure there are no problems with the title of the house or property. For example, if you purchase land that has a lien attached to it, you, as the new…
  • Aug 21

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm

    Local Attorney Brittany Waters Joins Our Firm
    Lifelong Cleveland County resident and local attorney Brittany Waters joined King, Crotts, Duncan & Jaynes with a new position in their Shelby office.  Ms. Waters has concentrated her practice around family law, criminal law, and…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4819

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Oct 20

    Attorney Referral fee for North Carolina Case

    Attorney Referral fee for North Carolina Case
    Tags: nc attorney referrallawyer referral in north carolinaRecently, Kirk Sanders of Sanders Law Firm PLLC had the pleasure of delivering an $80,000.00 attorney fee to co-counsel in a Power of Attorney Abuse case.  Kirk Sanders…
  • Oct 16

    Building a Home & Picking a Contractor

    Building a Home & Picking a Contractor
    Tags: Building a homeconstruction projects lawyer Winston-SalemBuilding a house or doing addition work is one of the largest single investments a person can make in their lifetime. It's the time for you to do research. Know how much you…
  • Aug 29

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse

    Human Resource Consultant for Small Businesse
    Tags: Small Business HR ConsultantBusiness attorney Winston-SalemAre you good at what your business does but get bogged down with administrative matters? PROBLEM: Do you have time to keep up with regulations for employees &…
Rank this Week: 3144

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood…

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Blog

Covers North Carolina injuries and accidents.

http://www.hardisonwood.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Fight Bullying On Unity Day

    Fight Bullying On Unity Day
    Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 marks the 4th annual Unity Day to fight bullying. Unity Day, founded in 2011 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, was developed to show support for children and teens who are currently being…
  • Sep 26

    Cary Teen Charged In Tragic Fatal Car Wreck

    Cary Teen Charged In Tragic Fatal Car Wreck
    A teenage driver in a fatal car accident near Panther Creek High School has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle, Police reported on Thursday. Spencer Saunders, 16, a sophomore at Panther Creek High School, was driving two…
  • Sep 17

    New York City Uber Drivers Unhappy with Compensation

    New York City Uber Drivers Unhappy with Compensation
    Car Service Uber Faces Issues with Employee Wages New York City Uber drivers lined up outside of the company’s Queens-based office Monday in protest for the second time since September 8. The drivers, unsatisfied with the car…
Rank this Week: 4958

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Oct 10

    Your Estate Plans Change as You Age – Part 1

    Your Estate Plans Change as You Age – Part 1
    One of the essential truths you should realize about estate planning is that your estate plans change as you age. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that we recommend that everyone in the Greenville, North Carolina…
  • Sep 30

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions – What Are Estate Taxes in North Carolina?
    In this week’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at estate taxes in North Carolina. As with any other estate planning issue, it’s always important to ask your lawyer about any…
  • Sep 29

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool

    Free Report: Incapacity Planning in North Carolina: Using Specific Tool
    When creating a financial power of attorney, the agent you select must be a capable adult. Alternatively, you can choose an organization to serve as your agent. For example, you might choose your bank, a law firm, or some other capable…
Rank this Week: 2527

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: 4434

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: 4294

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: 2521

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: 2104

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: 4166

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/
  • Oct 19

    Bank Holding Companies, It Is Time To Update Your Tax Sharing Agreement

    Bank Holding Companies, It Is Time To Update Your Tax Sharing Agreement
    It is time to update tax allocation agreements between bank holding companies and affiliated entities, say the federal regulators.  According to guidance issued this summer, examiners will be looking for updated tax allocation…
  • Oct 8

    To Register Your Arbitration Clauses with AAA or Not to Register? That Is the Question!

    To Register Your Arbitration Clauses with AAA or Not to Register? That Is the Question!
    art by Todd Berman / flickrDoes your organization have consumer contracts that include an arbitration clause?  Does the clause reference the American Arbitration Association?You may…
  • Oct 8

    An Important Decision from the North Carolina Surpreme Court

    An Important Decision from the North Carolina Surpreme Court
    image by Silver SeasonIn February, I wrote about an important case for lenders in North Carolina. The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a highly-anticipated opinion that is important for lenders in North Carolina to understand.Under…
Rank this Week: 2458

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: 4306

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/
Rank this Week: 500

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/
  • Oct 15

    Driver Alleges Onboard Emergency System Failed After Car Accident

    Driver Alleges Onboard Emergency System Failed After Car Accident
    As cars become more technologically advanced, we often find ourselves becoming dependent on products that did not even exist a short time ago. Less than 10 years ago, a GPS navigation system, for example, was a luxury that not many people…
  • Oct 10

    Cheeks v. AutoZone, Inc.: On Pedestrian Injuries in Car Accident Case

    Cheeks v. AutoZone, Inc.: On Pedestrian Injuries in Car Accident Case
    Cheeks v. AutoZone, Inc., a case from the Supreme Court of Mississippi, involved plaintiff who was hit by a car at defendant's auto parts store. According to court records, plaintiff drove to the store and parked on the side of the building…
  • Oct 5

    Three Charlotte Residents Killed in South Carolina Collision

    Three Charlotte Residents Killed in South Carolina Collision
    According to a recent news article in the State, three residents of Charlotte were killed in crash in York County, South Carolina. Authorities are saying that a sport utility vehicle containing six occupants crashed into the rear of a bus at…
Rank this Week: 2185

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/
  • Oct 24

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    Remember Shea’s post about same-sex marriage and how the AOC has advised magistrates that they could face criminal prosecution if they refused to marry same-sex couples? State Senator Phil Berger has announced plans to file a bill to…
  • Oct 23

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence

    Collateral Attacks on Probationary Sentence
    Sometimes a good defense to an alleged probation violation is not about the violation itself, but rather about the underlying conviction or sentence. For example, if a violation occurred in month 38 of a probation period that shouldn’t…
  • Oct 22

    Stingray

    Stingray
    This weekend, the Charlotte Observer ran this article, entitled Charlotte Police Investigators Secretly Track Cellphones. The article concerns the use of so-called stingrays, also known as IMSI catchers or cell site simulators. They are…
Rank this Week: 1897

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/
  • Sep 30

    Teen Driver Safety Week 2014

    Teen Driver Safety Week 2014
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is getting ready for National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is from October 19 - 25, this year. Since motor vehicle crashes are still the leading cause of death for teens ages 14 to…
  • Sep 25

    Multiple Wrecks in Asheville

    Multiple Wrecks in Asheville
    Traffic on I-26 and I-40 was backed up on Wednesday morning as crews worked to clear multiple crash scenes. At about 8:00 a.m. on I-40, two separate wrecks involving at least 10 cars sent three people to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC…
  • Sep 24

    Construction Worker Killed on I-40

    Construction Worker Killed on I-40
    Early Friday morning, a construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist on I-40. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime around 2:00 a.m., near Morganton. For currently unknown reasons, the driver of a…
Rank this Week: 2320

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: 4714

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: 3641

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…
  • May 22

    What Is the Medical Payments Coverage?

    What Is the Medical Payments Coverage?
    By :Douglas A. Petho Medical payments coverage or "med pay" as it is often referred to, is an optional form of insurance that may be purchased in connection with an automobile liability insurance policy. Under this coverage, the insurer…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4139

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/
  • Oct 15

    Confused About Social Security Benefits? You're Not Alone

    Confused About Social Security Benefits? You're Not Alone
    The term 'Social Security' is a familiar phrase to all Americans, one that's as well known as "The White House," or "Disney World." The Social Security Administration (SSA) is perhaps the best known United States federal agency, after all -…
  • Sep 29

    South Carolina Was Just Ranked Third in Pedestrian Accidents - and You Won't Like Why!

    South Carolina Was Just Ranked Third in Pedestrian Accidents - and You Won't Like Why!
    Why does South Carolina have such a high occurrence of pedestrian accidents? Although the state has managed to reduce the overall number of vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents have continued to rise and South Carolina now ranks third in…
  • Sep 22

    What's Behind the High Rate of Motorcycle Accidents?

    What's Behind the High Rate of Motorcycle Accidents?
    For those who love to ride motorcycles, there's not much good news in the latest accident figures, released in June 2014. The newly released traffic safety facts, which cover calendar year 2012, show that motorcycle riders were 26 times…
Rank this Week: 3906

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/
  • Oct 16

    Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital: On Discovery Motions in Medical Malpractice Case

    Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital: On Discovery Motions in Medical Malpractice Case
    Temple v. Mary Washington Hospital, a case from the Supreme Court of Virginia, involved a medical malpractice case filed in the name of decedent. According to court records, decedent went to defendant's emergency room complaining of chest…
  • Oct 14

    Nguyen v. Western Digital Corp: On the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Case

    Nguyen v. Western Digital Corp: On the Statute of Limitations in Personal Injury Case
    Nguyen v. Western Digital Corp., a case from the Court of Appeals of the State of California, Sixth Appellate District, involved plaintiff who was born in 1994. Her mother worked for defendant from the late 1980s through 1998. Her mother…
  • Oct 9

    Jones v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, LLC: On Slip and Fall Lawsuit

    Jones v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, LLC: On Slip and Fall Lawsuit
    Jones v. Imperial Palace of Mississippi, LLC, is a premises liability case in which plaintiff was walking through a casino parking garage when he was injured. Plaintiff was walking in the space between the wall and the front of the parking…
Rank this Week: 2466

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: 4000

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/
  • Oct 23

    Beware of Medicare Scam

    Beware of Medicare Scam
                It’s open enrollment season for Medicare, and that means increased risk of scams. Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their policies from October 15 to December…
  • Oct 16

    Are Uber Drivers Getting Their Tips?

    Are Uber Drivers Getting Their Tips?
    A U.S. federal judge recently ruled that a ride-sharing service must face a lawsuit alleging that the company has been pocketing tips meant for the drivers (Detroit Free Press, September 19, 2014). Uber Technologies is a smartphone-summoned…
  • Oct 13

    Pricey Medical Billing Errors Can Cost Thousands: What You Can Do to Prevent it From Happening to You.

    Pricey Medical Billing Errors Can Cost Thousands: What You Can Do to Prevent it From Happening to You.
    How frequently do you think you’ve been overcharged by a medical provider? According to medical bill expert and founder of Medical Recovery Services, Pat Palmer, your chances are pretty high. According to Ms. Palmer, eight out of ten…
Rank this Week: 2241