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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.
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Beer Law Blog

Beer Law Blog

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

http://beerlawcenter.com/craft-beer-blog/
  • 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: 4813

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Apr 17

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming

    SEC Says the Cyber Police Are Coming
    Pretty soon we’ll all be data privacy lawyers.  The SEC is certainly doing its part to ensure that comes to pass.  Earlier this year the SEC’s Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations announced that its 2014…
  • Apr 10

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading

    Give Me That Old-Time Insider Trading
    Recently I had a question that required me to review Don Langevoort’s comprehensive insider trading treatise.  It got me thinking about the roots of insider trading law.  Specifically, the pre-SEC, pre-10b-5 insider trading…
  • Mar 19

    Two Thoughts about Dewey LeBoeuf and Parallel Proceeding

    Two Thoughts about Dewey LeBoeuf and Parallel Proceeding
    You’ve probably read about the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s indictment of executives at former Big Law giant Dewey LeBoeuf.  According to the WSJ  Law Blog, the crux is this: “[F]ormer Dewey…
Rank this Week: 2615

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: 2780

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Lawmakers Urge Congress To Change Student Loan Bankruptcy Law

    Lawmakers Urge Congress To Change Student Loan Bankruptcy Law
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get rid of student loans by declaring bankruptcy?”   In what many hope is a sign of things to come, the Illinois State House recently passed a measure…
  • Apr 10

    Can You Use Credit Cards After Filing For Bankruptcy?

    Can You Use Credit Cards After Filing For Bankruptcy?
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “Can I get credit after filing personal bankruptcy?”   Some people wonder what the rules are regarding entering into additional debt after filing for…
  • Apr 8

    Is Your Job At Risk From Filing Bankruptcy?

    Is Your Job At Risk From Filing Bankruptcy?
    Charlotte Bankruptcy attorney Bryan W. Stone answers the question: “What is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?”   A common question for those facing serious financial issues is whether their decision to file bankruptcy could result in the…
Rank this Week: 4667

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover

    Television Theft Takes Years To Uncover
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “The person that called the police doesn’t want to press charges.”   Usually, you’d expect that if someone had $500,000 worth of electronics stolen from them…
  • Apr 8

    North Carolina Man Arrested After Drunk Driving Stop Turns Violent

    North Carolina Man Arrested After Drunk Driving Stop Turns Violent
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “What happens if I am convicted of a DUI or DWI in North Carolina?”   One drunk driver from Lincoln County, North Carolina is facing some serious criminal charges this week…
  • Apr 3

    North Carolina Bank Robber On the Loose

    North Carolina Bank Robber On the Loose
    Attorney J. Bradley Smith answering the question: “What are the long term effects of being convicted of a crime?”   Police say that a man with a thick Boston accent robbed a bank in Lincolnton, North Carolina this week before…
Rank this Week: 3649

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/
  • Apr 10

    Recent Celeb Divorce Case Highlights How Couples Are Allowed To Change Their Mind

    Recent Celeb Divorce Case Highlights How Couples Are Allowed To Change Their Mind
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “Do I need an attorney to get a Divorce in North Carolina?”   Last year pop star Hilary Duff announced she was filing for divorce from her hockey player husband Mike Comrie.…
  • Apr 8

    Constant Bad Mouthing Costs One Divorcing Woman Millions Of Dollar

    Constant Bad Mouthing Costs One Divorcing Woman Millions Of Dollar
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “When do you get alimony?”   In a surprising case out of New York City, a woman had her divorce settlement reduced by a family court judge after the judge found that the…
  • Apr 3

    Mind Your Tweets: New Study Says Active Twitter Users More Likely To Divorce

    Mind Your Tweets: New Study Says Active Twitter Users More Likely To Divorce
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “What does a “No-Fault’ divorce mean in NC?”   Though it’s a painful lesson to learn, many couples have come to realize that what happens online can impact…
Rank this Week: 2826

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: 4507

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    $150 Million Lawsuit Filed In North Carolina State Fair Case

    $150 Million Lawsuit Filed In North Carolina State Fair Case
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “Can I wait a few months to pursue a personal injury claim?”   Almost six months after a horrific fair accident left several people seriously injured at the North Carolina…
  • Apr 8

    Drunk Driving Crash Leaves One Charlotte Man Dead And Another Behind Bar

    Drunk Driving Crash Leaves One Charlotte Man Dead And Another Behind Bar
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”   In a tragic example of the dangers of speeding, a Charlotte man died last week after police say the driver of an SUV crashed into…
  • Apr 3

    Deadly Accident Occurs After Driver Runs Red Light

    Deadly Accident Occurs After Driver Runs Red Light
    Attorney Matthew R. Arnold answering the question: “What exactly is a wrongful death claim?”   A Charlotte woman died earlier this week after being involved in a terrible accident on Brookshire Boulevard near I-485. Police…
Rank this Week: 3914

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: 3990

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: 3388

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Apr 15

    We have beer! (Marketing Tip)

    We have beer! (Marketing Tip)
      I saw this sign outside the Jacksonville, North Carolina regional airport.  For those of you who don’t know, Jacksonville is home to Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corp base.  Many of the passengers are coming from or going to…
  • Apr 9

    That’s not the way we’ve always done it! (Why you should update your office practices)

    That’s not the way we’ve always done it! (Why you should update your office practices)
    Anyone recognize the photo to the left?  If you are of the Millennial generation, this is a quaint thing called a public pay phone.  They used to be everywhere.  Imagine, not having a cell phone to keep you in constant contact…
  • Feb 21

    Modernist Houses Galore! [visual candy for architects]

    Modernist Houses Galore! [visual candy for architects]
    Do you like modern architecture?  Is Frank Lloyd Wright someone you wish you could have met?  If so, then you’ll want to check out the new “Masters Gallery” of the North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) group.…
Rank this Week: 1488

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: 4364

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
  • Dec 17

    DUI Defense

    DUI Defense
    Many people are surprised by the number and variety of defenses that may be availing to them. While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it is a good starting point in beginning to consider successful defense strategies.
  • Oct 2

    Problems With Ignition Interlock Device

    Problems With Ignition Interlock Device
    Many states require a person convicted of DUI to install an ignition interlock device on their car. The ignition interlock device functions much like a breathalyzer machine as it detects whether or not the driver of a vehicle has consumed…
  • Oct 2

    DUI checkpoint

    DUI checkpoint
    In 1990, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Michigan v. Sitz that the infringement of Fourth Amendment rights caused by DUI checkpoints is overshadowed by the potential public benefit of getting dangerous, impaired drivers off the road.…
Rank this Week: 2968

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

http://www.duncanlawonline.com/blog/
  • Apr 9

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?

    What is the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Form MSC8?
    North Carolina Industrial Commission Form MSC8 is a mediated or compromised settlement agreement. This mediated settlement agreement sets forth the terms of the settlement agreement in a workers’ compensation case in North Carolina. The…
  • Apr 7

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?

    What Is A Form MSC2 in North Carolina Workers’ Compensation?
    A Form MSC2 is a form used for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. It is a petition or request for an order referring a case or claim to a mediated settlement conference. This form request that the Industrial Commission order the case…
  • Apr 4

    The Dangers of Cosigning On A Debt

    The Dangers of Cosigning On A Debt
    Should you cosign on a debt for a friend or family? Cosigning on a debt is almost never recommended. However, it’s a tough decision sometimes when you have friends or family that need you to cosign on a debt to receive the necessary…
Rank this Week: 1464

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

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

http://durhamfamilylawjournal.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 3

    Happy New Y!ear

    Happy New Y!ear
    2013 was not a blogging year for me.  2014 will be different as I set the intention to post a new article at least once per month.  If there are topics you would like for me to address please send your suggestions to me at…
Rank this Week: 3613

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

http://elonlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Westlaw Access Change

    Westlaw Access Change
    Westlaw's decided it's time for the Next step!  Beginning July 1, 2014, Westlaw will no longer provide access to WestlawClassic for the law school community nationwide.  An announcement will be made on Tuesday, April 15th on the…
  • Feb 28

    Lexis Advance summer access continue

    Lexis Advance summer access continue
    Lexis Advance will continue to permit law students and recent graduates to use their Lexis Advance ID for both school AND job related research this summer. Some employers do not allow summer associates to use their school Lexis Advance IDs,…
  • Feb 28

    New Library Materials - January 2014

    New Library Materials - January 2014
    The list of newly acquired library materials for the month of January 2014 is now online. Please click here for more information
Rank this Week: 2892

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3132

Gastonia Family Law

Gastonia Family Law

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

http://gastoniafamilylaw.com/
  • 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…
  • Apr 1

    For the Love of Cat

    For the Love of Cat
    “I love cats. They are the epitome of indifference.” - Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory I have a cat. She is black and fat and when she sits with all four paws underneath her, she has a striking resemblance to what I consider…
Rank this Week: 3187

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

http://greensborolaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2089

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: 4890

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/
  • Feb 14

    Unavoidable Accident

    Unavoidable Accident
    The law of negligence makes a defendant not liable for unavoidable or inevitable accident even when he/she has used less than due care.  An unavoidable accident is an incident that was not intended and which, under all the circumstances,…
  • Feb 1

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right

    Gaining Custody From Biological Parents Who Don’t Want to Relinquish Their Parental Right
    When “fit” biological parents do not want to relinquish their parental rights, it may be almost impossible to force them to.  “Under our statute G.S. 48-7, except as provided in G.S. 48-5 and G.S. 48-6, before a child…
  • Jan 31

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation

    Employees’ Traveling and Workers’ Compensation
    If an injury is an accident that arises out of and in the course of employment, it is compensable under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The worker/claimant has the burden of proving the requirements. The injuries suffered…
Rank this Week: 4940

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Mar 24

    Posting Land for Hunting in NC (Purple Paint)

    Posting Land for Hunting in NC (Purple Paint)
    Tags: Sanders Law Firm NCPosting Land in NCIf you own land & want to post it so no one else hunts, fishes, or traps on your land, here are two pertinent links. One is to the North Carolina Wildlife regulations. It’s a very…
  • Mar 13

    Will Caveat Case & Summary in NC

    Will Caveat Case & Summary in NC
    Tags: NC Will caveat attorneyundue influence claimlack of testamentary capacity caseA recent case highlights issues with Will Caveats (aka Will Challenges or Testing of a Will) and the influence of a power of attorney. In the case IN RE…
  • Mar 7

    POA Abuses Cases & Gifting

    POA Abuses Cases & Gifting
    Tags: POA abuse attorney NC; Attorney-in-fact violations lawyerelder abuse attorney ncMany people execute power of attorneys (POA). It’s a good idea to have one in place should the need arise. However the number one problem with…
Rank this Week: 3273

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Apr 7

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan

    Portability, Estate Taxes, and Your Estate Plan
    Some people in the Greensboro, North Carolina area who begin estate planning often worry about the estate tax. The federal estate tax applies to the property left behind by people who die. However, the estate tax, sometimes referred to as the…
  • Apr 2

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not

    You Already Have an Estate Plan, Whether You Want it or Not
    One of the facts that people who first visit an estate planning attorney are sometimes surprised to find out is that they already have an effective estate plan in place. The estate planning process is about making decisions. Those decisions…
  • Mar 25

    Last Will Tip Sheet

    Last Will Tip Sheet
    People who develop an estate plan in the Greensboro, North Carolina area will almost always include a last will and testament as a part of their plan. The process of creating a will is relatively straightforward. While your estate planning…
Rank this Week: 2557

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: 4543

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: 4378

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: 4416

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: 2532

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: 2114

NC Bankruptcy Blog

NC Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.eastwakebankruptcy.com/blog
  • Apr 10

    Map of Bankruptcy Rate by NC County

    Map of Bankruptcy Rate by NC County
    Bankruptcy filing rates vary considerably across the state. For example, in 2013, 7 times more people per capita filed bankruptcy in Vance County than in Mitchell County. I've plotted this data on a map, with green representing the lowest…
  • Mar 19

    Reversing Wages Garnishments and other Seizures in Bankruptcy

    Reversing Wages Garnishments and other Seizures in Bankruptcy
    The assistance bankruptcy can offer to a person struggling with having his or her wages garnished is not limited to preventing in the immediate future. It's also possible, in some cases, to get the money back from the creditor who seized it.…
  • Feb 27

    Modify What Exactly? Modifications in Bankruptcy

    Modify What Exactly? Modifications in Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy is unfortunately jargon-filled. Worse, some words have different meanings depending on the bankruptcy context. On this blog, I've previously discussed the two meanings of feasibility in bankruptcy. Another word that leads to…
Rank this Week: 4274

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/
  • Apr 17

    Advice on Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation and Complying with North Carolina's New Statute

    Advice on Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation and Complying with North Carolina's New Statute
    Today the North Carolina Bankers Association hosted its annual Deposit Accounts Clinic in High Point. For those who were unable to attend, here are the slides and handouts from my presentation.
  • Apr 15

    CFPB Offers Reprieve to Banks on Foreign Remittance Transfer

    CFPB Offers Reprieve to Banks on Foreign Remittance Transfer
    Photo credit: epSos.de In August of last year, I summarized the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Foreign Remittance Transfer rules here on the North Carolina Business & Banking Law Blog. Those rules became effective in late October…
  • Mar 15

    Banks Can (and Must) Manage Social Media Risks Effectively

    Banks Can (and Must) Manage Social Media Risks Effectively
    image by Matt Cordell using Creative Commons content BY-SA 3.0 Bankers, does your bank use social media?  Do employees use social media on behalf of the bank? Did you know that examiners will be looking for a social media risk…
Rank this Week: 2477

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 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.…
  • Apr 3

    Test

    Test
    Test The post Test appeared first on NC Lemon Law Attorney Website and Blog.
Rank this Week: 4447

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/
  • Apr 9

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

    A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit
    When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008,  I was disappointed,…
  • Apr 8

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer

    Business Court Makes North Carolina Safe For Construction Lawyer
    Construction lawyers in North Carolina can breathe a sigh of relief.  On Friday of last week, the Business Court ruled that the service of on-line service provider Lienguard in preparing claims of lien constitutes the unauthorized…
  • Apr 7

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency

    Real Estate Agents Need To Be Careful About Disclosing Dual Agency
    Dual agency is a big deal to real estate agents.  It lets them represent both a buyer and a seller in a transaction.  Dual agency was the focal point of the Business Court's opinion last week in BDM Investments v. Lenhil, Inc.,…
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/
  • Apr 14

    Defective Vehicles, Parts, Pose Danger to South Carolina Motorist

    Defective Vehicles, Parts, Pose Danger to South Carolina Motorist
    Auto giant General Motors was aware that an ignition switch problem would turn off the vehicle and disable the airbags in the event of a crash. For years the company knew this, records show, and yet it took them a decade to issue a recall for…
  • Apr 12

    Asheville Car Accident Lawyers Highlight April as Distracted Driving Month

    Asheville Car Accident Lawyers Highlight April as Distracted Driving Month
    The phone vibrates. You glance at the glowing screen on the seat next to you. You pick up to quickly take a closer look. In those few seconds, your life is forever changed. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and our Asheville car…
  • Apr 8

    NHTSA to Mandate Backup Cameras on All Vehicle

    NHTSA to Mandate Backup Cameras on All Vehicle
    While a new report by the Governors Highway Safety Association indicates that there has been a substantial decline in the number of child pedestrian fatalities nationwide since 1975, our Charlotte car accident attorneys know there is one type…
Rank this Week: 2232

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/
  • Apr 17

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    I’ve been enjoying WRAL’s website lately. The News and Observer is putting more content behind a paywall, and WRAL has had a series of interesting criminal justice stories. The most recent is this one, an inside look at North…
  • Apr 16

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court

    Avoiding Criminal Charges by Not Coming to Court
    Not showing up for court is, generally speaking, bad trial strategy.  In criminal court, such behavior can result in such unpleasantness as entry of an order for arrest and the revocation of one’s driver’s license.  In…
  • Apr 15

    RJA Oral Argument

    RJA Oral Argument
    The state supreme court heard oral argument yesterday in two cases concerning the Racial Justice Act. In the first case, Superior Court Judge Gregory Weeks struck down the death sentence imposed on Marcus Robinson under the RJA as enacted in…
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Apr 17

    Activity Bus Wreck in Henderson County

    Activity Bus Wreck in Henderson County
    Last week, a wreck involving an activity bus happened in Henderson County. According to WLOS ABC Channel 13 News, the crash happened just after 9:00 a.m. on Asheville Highway. First responders with Mountain Home Fire Department were swiftly…
  • Apr 16

    Operation Slow Down

    Operation Slow Down
    It's no secret that speeding is a dangerous behavior behind the wheel, but motorists in North Carolina and across the U.S. are still driving too fast. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is cracking down on speeding offenders and other…
  • Apr 11

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Mars Hill

    Fatal One-Car Crash in Mars Hill
    On Tuesday morning, a crash in Mars Hill took the life of a paraplegic passenger. The car he was riding in was headed west on Bull Creek Road, when the driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel. The car left the roadway and ended up in a…
Rank this Week: 2368

North Carolina Injury Law Blog

North Carolina Injury Law Blog

Covers injury law. By Rouse & Gasch, PLLC.

http://www.northcarolinainjurylaw-blog.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 23

    Fataility from Rear-End Accident

    Fataility from Rear-End Accident
    Very sad news out of Pitt County this week.  A father and son traveling in a Honda Civic were attempting to turn left into the Walmart Express parking lot off Highway 102 West when their vehicle was rear-ended by a Ford Expedition,…
Rank this Week: 4673

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: 3759

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: 4241

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/
  • Feb 28

    North Carolina Chain Reaction Crashes: Determining Fault

    North Carolina Chain Reaction Crashes: Determining Fault
    A mile-long stretch of busy interstate was blocked by mangled metal that ground traffic to a halt. Nearly four dozen vehicles - many of those tractor-trailers - were involved in a chain-reaction wreck on I-94 in Indiana that was eerily…
  • Feb 26

    Child Car Seat Safety Target of Study, Recent Recall

    Child Car Seat Safety Target of Study, Recent Recall
    According to a recent government study, motor vehicle deaths of children have fallen 43 percent over the last 10 years, largely attributed to the increased use of child safety restraints. The bad news is that there were still more than 9,000…
  • Jan 20

    Dogra v. Liles - Determining Jurisdiction in Asheville Traffic Injury Claim

    Dogra v. Liles - Determining Jurisdiction in Asheville Traffic Injury Claim
    Almost universally, if you are injured in an Asheville car accident, the claim is going to end up in state court. That's because state courts have well established that they have jurisdiction over the incidents that occur on their roads.…
Rank this Week: 4013

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/
  • Apr 15

    Baby Carriers Must Meet Tougher CPSC Standard

    Baby Carriers Must Meet Tougher CPSC Standard
    In an effort to prevent injurious and fatal falls involving babies, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has made mandatory a previously voluntary set of standards for soft infant safety carriers. These soft carriers typically have waist…
  • Apr 9

    Hoover v. New Holland N. Am., Inc. - Post-Sale Modification Defense Not Absolute

    Hoover v. New Holland N. Am., Inc. - Post-Sale Modification Defense Not Absolute
    Anytime a product causes harm to someone through its use, questions arise as to whether there was an inherent flaw or manufacturing defect in the design that is to blame. OurCharlotte product liability lawyers know a common defense in…
  • Apr 7

    Bioderm Skin Care, LLC v. Sok - Beauty Industry Negligence

    Bioderm Skin Care, LLC v. Sok - Beauty Industry Negligence
    Taking care of one's appearance is important, and patrons of beauty salons have every right to expect that licensed businesses and employees will be professional and competent. When they're not, hopefully the worst that happens is you suffer…
Rank this Week: 2614

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: 4127

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/
  • Apr 14

    Eugenics Bill Deadline — June 30, 2014

    Eugenics Bill Deadline — June 30, 2014
    Victims of North Carolina’s state-sponsored sterilization program have until June 30, 2014 to file claims for compensation through the North Carolina Industrial Commission’s Eugenics Asexualization and Sterilization Compensation…
  • Apr 10

    Alternative Ways to Treat Arthritis: Fish Oil and Gin-Soaked Raisins?

    Alternative Ways to Treat Arthritis: Fish Oil and Gin-Soaked Raisins?
    According to the People’s Pharmacy, a popular radio show on National Public Radio, there are less expensive alternatives to joint pain than prescribed medications. Joint pain can be challenging because all the prescribd drugs have side…
  • Apr 7

    Understanding Your Auto Insurance – Online Flip-Book

    Understanding Your Auto Insurance – Online Flip-Book
    Today’s post comes from guest author Kit Case, from Causey Law Firm. The Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ) has released their publication “Understanding Your Auto Insurance” as an online flip-book. This booklet…
Rank this Week: 2273

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 13

    Downfall to Specialization?

    Downfall to Specialization?
    It can’t happen to me, right? When I hear people talk about a workplace injury, I am relieved that I
  • Sep 3

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!

    Smile! You’re on “ReducedDamages” Camera!
    Really? Can they do that?  That seems so unfair?!  While not at all unheard of in the trial setting, thi
  • Aug 30

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?

    Car Accidents: Employee, Injured Driver or Both?
    The paperwork following an accident can create more pain and suffering than the actual auto accident itself.  This is all
Rank this Week: 1911

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Parking Lot Injuries and Workers' Compensation Claim

    Parking Lot Injuries and Workers' Compensation Claim
    One of the more common areas for the occurrence of North Carolina work injuries are parking lots and parking decks. Employees traverse them every day, and yet our Greensboro workers' compensation lawyers know these sites seldom receive the…
  • Apr 13

    Workers' Compensation for Employees in Transit

    Workers' Compensation for Employees in Transit
    There are some Spartanburg workers' compensation claims in which establishing causation or employer liability is fairly simple. These are cases where the worker was clearly at the job site, on the clock and suffered injury in the midst of the…
  • Apr 10

    Self-Inflicted Work Injuries Not Compensable Under South Carolina Law

    Self-Inflicted Work Injuries Not Compensable Under South Carolina Law
    For the most part, if you suffer a work-related injury in South Carolina or some illness that arises out of the course of your duties, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. However, there are a few exceptions. One of those…
Rank this Week: 1583