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Protect Your Rights

Protect Your Rights

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

http://www.maginnislaw.com
  • Jul 17

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney

    EEOC Issues New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination — Wake County Employment Attorney
    Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), an employer cannot fire, refuse to hire, demote, or take any other adverse action against a woman if pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition was a motivating factor in…
  • Jul 15

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act

    Executive Exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina Wage and Hour Act
    The Fair Labor Standards Act and North Carolina’s Wage and Hour Act requires overtime to paid for any hours worked over 40 per week. There are, however, exemptions to these general rules. One of those exemptions are for Executive…
  • Jul 14

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney

    Raleigh Electrocution Injury Attorney
    Working with electricity is one of the most dangerous tasks a worker can perform.  Accidental electrical shocks can cause serious injuries and, in some cases, even death.  Whether you have been injured as a result of a workplace…
Rank this Week: 180

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice…

VA-NC Medical Surgery Malpractice Blog

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

http://va-nc-medical-surgery-malpractice-attorneys.com/
Rank this Week: 287

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

Rossabi Black Slaughter, PA Blog

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

http://www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/
  • Jul 8

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted

    Legislative Update: Transfer of Special Declarant Rights Bill Adopted
    The N.C. General Assembly is about to wrap up its two-year legislative session, so bills are flying around.  In my legislative update of 2013 activity (www.lawfirmrbs.com/blog/nc-community-association-2013-legislative-roundup/), I noted…
  • Jul 1

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association

    Declaration Amendments, Reasonableness & Original Intent: Wallach v. Linville Owners Association
    A case issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals today suggests there are instances when an amendment to a Declaration (also known as Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions) has to pass an “original intent” test.   …
  • Jun 22

    RBS Expansion Complete

    RBS Expansion Complete
    Exciting news—the expansion to our Greensboro office is finished and our large meeting room/training center is now open!  (See photo.)   Our newest conference room has a flexible arrangement and can be used for training, board…
Rank this Week: 628

Trade Secrets Blog

Trade Secrets Blog

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

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

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle

    Trade Secrets of the Assault Rifle
    From the Daytona Beach News-Journal of Florida, a Florida contribution to the evolving role of trade secrets, concerning old-fashioned stealing, a vendetta against a former employee, and, of course, assault weapons. The paper reports that two…
  • Sep 10

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret

    Uncle Sam’s Economic Espionage – Not Looking for Your Trade Secret
    From India’s Business Standard, a report on the comforting information, I guess, that the NSA’s collection of information from private companies is not looking for trade secrets, but only following terror money as it moves around…
  • Aug 23

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager

    John Deere in Trade Secrets Dispute with Former Factory General Manager
    From the Business Section of the Waterloo Cedar Falls (IA) Courier, a story concerning a trade secrets case by agricultural equipment maker Deere & Co. against the long-time general manager of its largest combine factory. Deere is seeking…
Rank this Week: 624

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/
  • Jul 28

    Valedez v. Watkins Motor Lines - Crash Report Conclusions Improperly Admitted

    Valedez v. Watkins Motor Lines - Crash Report Conclusions Improperly Admitted
    A man seriously injured in a semi-truck crash will have a second chance to try his case, after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled conclusions of fault by the investigating officer were improperly admitted by the defense.…
  • Jul 25

    Passengers Injured in a Car Driven by a Negligent Driver

    Passengers Injured in a Car Driven by a Negligent Driver
    According to a recent article in the Citizen-Times, an Asheville woman was killed in an alcohol-related car accident. It has been reported that an SUV driving in excess of the posted speed limit drove into the median and rolled over. A…
  • Jul 23

    Carolina Car Accidents and Defective Auto Part

    Carolina Car Accidents and Defective Auto Part
    Our Winston-Salem car accident lawyers understand that a vehicle crash caused by a defectively manufactured part can involve a lot of discovery. In North Carolina, Chapter 99B of the General Statutes controls much of the procedure in these…
Rank this Week: 1407

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottedivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 996

Vann & Sheridan Blog

Vann & Sheridan Blog

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

http://vannattorneys.com/category/blog/
  • Jul 15

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”

    Webinar: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce”
    Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. Vann Attorneys & the Ottavio Group: Protecting Your Organization’s “Secret Sauce” – The importance of safeguarding your business’s intellectual…
  • Jul 15

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today

    Speaking Engagement: Flying Unmanned Aircraft in North Carolina Today
    Monday, August 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. James Vann will speak to Triangle Amateur Robotics to discuss flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina. Join us for an interactive discussion on who can fly and what can be flown in North…
  • Jul 15

    2014 Third Quarter Newsletter

    2014 Third Quarter Newsletter
    The post 2014 Third Quarter Newsletter appeared first on Vann Attorneys | Attorneys at Law.
Rank this Week: 860

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: 1315

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy
    Tags: umbrella policy ncPersonal injury attorney referral NCI’ve had several clients in the past who have benefited from an umbrella policy as well as a couple who wished they had one. An umbrella policy protects the insured (you)…
  • Jun 17

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina
    Tags: partition actionpartition sale north carolinaA recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision highlights the sale of personal property. In the case of Whitesale v. Barnwell, the parties owned a leased interest in real property and a mobile…
  • Jun 16

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)
    Tags: partition sale NC; partition sale attorney stokes county ncOn Saturday, June 14, 2014, two properties were sold (Subject to 10day upset bid) in Stokes County, North Carolina. The House with 1.44 acres had a high bid of…
Rank this Week: 755

The PathLaw Blog

The PathLaw Blog

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

http://pathlaw.com
  • Jun 6

    Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

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

    Patterson Harkavy supports fast food workers in national day of action

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

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

    Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional
    At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States…
Rank this Week: 1111

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: 1327

toddhastingslaw

toddhastingslaw

Covers the practice of law.

http://toddhastingslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    tarting your own law practice 2

    tarting your own law practice 2
    Perhaps one of the most difficult challenges in starting your own practice: the buck stops with you.  There is no room to point fingers when a case goes awry, or a when telephone call is not returned promptly.  Not unless, of course, you…
  • May 20

    tarting your own law practice

    tarting your own law practice
    I promised the start of a series of blogs on opening your own law practice several weeks ago, but my blog has remained quiet.  It has been a busy time, getting everything up and running.  Therefore, my first word of advice is: figure out…
  • Apr 22

    New Firm, New Day

    New Firm, New Day
    I have started my own law firm!  It has been an interesting and busy period of transition, as I have had to take all the steps necessary to open a law practice.  There are more steps involved than you might imagine. However, broken up into…
Rank this Week: 881

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: 1512

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/
  • Jul 28

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?

    When Are Children Old Enough to Be Left Alone?
    The prosecution of a South Carolina mother who left her 9-year-old child unattended in a park several days in a row while the mother worked her shift at a nearby McDonald’s has been widely covered and roundly criticized.  The…
  • Jul 25

    News Roundup

    News Roundup
    For the second week in a row, a death penalty story from the West is the headliner. Arizona executed convicted murderer Joseph Wood on Wednesday afternoon by lethal injection. His death took almost two hours. Some believe that Wood was…
  • Jul 24

    Fair Sentencing in a Nutshell

    Fair Sentencing in a Nutshell
    North Carolina’s first attempt at a presumptive sentencing law was the Fair Sentencing Act (FSA). The law was in effect for offenses committed from July 1, 1981 to September 30, 1994, and it continues to apply to offenses committed…
Rank this Week: 3881

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4907

Ramsay Law Firm

Ramsay Law Firm

Covers workers' compensation and personal injury law.

http://ramsaylawfirm.tumblr.com/
Rank this Week: 3925

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/
  • Jul 25

    Can You Pass South Carolina's Motorcycle Skills Test?

    Can You Pass South Carolina's Motorcycle Skills Test?
    Beginning June 3, 2013, motorcyclists in South Carolina who wanted to renew their beginner permit had to make a bona fide attempt to pass the state's motorcycle skills test. You may be one of the motorcycle riders who is up for renewal. Are…
  • Jul 21

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Driving in South Carolina

    5 Things You Didn't Know About Driving in South Carolina
    From fender-benders to major catastrophes, car accidents are a fact of life on South Carolina roads. Nearly everyone knows somebody who has been in an accident, and we all know the basic rules for protecting ourselves: drive defensively, put…
  • Jun 30

    How a Small Hospital Mistake Can Cause a Big Infection

    How a Small Hospital Mistake Can Cause a Big Infection
    Workers at Greenville Health System have identified a piece of equipment they believe is responsible for infecting 14 people with atypical mycobacterium during routine surgeries, according to a recent news report from WLTX 19. The first…
Rank this Week: 3017

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/
  • Jul 24

    Another Crash on I-26

    Another Crash on I-26
    Another crash involving an overturned vehicle happened on I-26. Earlier this week, we reported on the semi truck that overturned in Polk County. This time, the vehicle in question was a SUV. The incident happened at about 10:00 a.m. on…
  • Jul 23

    Overturned Semi Truck in Polk County

    Overturned Semi Truck in Polk County
    On Tuesday afternoon, an overturned 18-wheeler had traffic backed up in Polk County. The incident happened on I-26 near the Saluda exit (exit 59). According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the big rig was hauling water when it blew a tire.…
  • Jul 17

    Moped Crash in East Flat Rock

    Moped Crash in East Flat Rock
    Earlier this week, a crash involving a moped in East Flat Rock sent two people to the hospital. The collision happened on Spartanburg Highway (Highway 176), near the General Electric plant. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, a Lincoln…
Rank this Week: 4796

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Charlotte Injury Lawyers Blog

Published by Arnold & Smith, PLLC

http://www.charlotteinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3206

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.charlottecriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2943

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/
  • Jul 24

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right

    Grandparent Custody and Visitation Right
    In general, a parent has a fundamental and constitutional right to raise and nurture their child.  We often get questions from grandparents who wish to obtain visitation or custody right of their grandchild or children and often do not…
  • Jul 18

    Getting Sued?

    Getting Sued?
    If you are served with papers, remember that this triggers important deadlines for the attorney that you should hire. This is the first and foremost thing. Do not wait around! The worst thing to do is ignore the papers that were served on…
  • Jul 11

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?

    What to Do If You’ve Been Involved in an Auto Accident in North Carolina?
    An auto accident can be one of the most frightening events you will encounter.  It is important to attempt to remain calm and make sure that the situation is handled in a way that ensures you receive the medical treatment that is vital…
Rank this Week: 2095

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law. By Arnold & Smith, PLLC.

http://www.charlottebankruptcylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Government moves against so-called mortgage relief companie

    Government moves against so-called mortgage relief companie
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “Does Bankruptcy stop foreclosure?”   Having trouble paying your mortgage? If you plan to take up one of many so-called mortgage…
  • Jul 22

    China’s debt woes mean big opportunity for debt restructuring and workout expert

    China’s debt woes mean big opportunity for debt restructuring and workout expert
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How do I find a bankruptcy attorney in Charlotte?”   As of last November, China owned a record $1,317 trillion dollars of United…
  • Jul 17

    Largest law firm bankruptcy ever pits old mates against each other in criminal filing

    Largest law firm bankruptcy ever pits old mates against each other in criminal filing
    Charlotte Bankruptcy Lawyer Bryan W. Stone of Arnold & Smith, PLLC answers the question “How do I find a bankruptcy attorney in Charlotte?”   The Great Recession combined with the voracious greed of law-firm partners led…
Rank this Week: 2334

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/
  • Jul 23

    Phelps v. Hebert: Wrongful Death Actions and the Duty of Care

    Phelps v. Hebert: Wrongful Death Actions and the Duty of Care
    Our South Carolina attorneys who handle wrongful death lawsuits understand that there may be other parties responsible for a tragic loss of life than just the party who personally performed the negligent act or omission. Phelps v. Herbert…
  • Jul 21

    Warner v. Simmons: Contributory Negligence and Premises Liability Action

    Warner v. Simmons: Contributory Negligence and Premises Liability Action
    Our Charlotte personal injury lawyers understand that contributory negligence can have a significant impact on a plaintiff's potential recovery. Warner v. Simmons is a premises liability case in which the plaintiff and some friends were…
  • Jul 20

    S. Shore Baseball, LLC v. DeJesus; Premises Liability Cases and Assumption of Risk

    S. Shore Baseball, LLC v. DeJesus; Premises Liability Cases and Assumption of Risk
    Our South Carolina Injury lawyers know that determining a duty of care in premises liability cases depends on the status of the injured party at the time of the accident. A concise explanation of the law in South Carolina can be found in the…
Rank this Week: 4694

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: 2265

Duncan Law Blog

Duncan Law Blog

Covers North Carolina bankruptcy and workers compensation issues.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Can I Still Use the Mortgage Deduction On Taxes If My House is Being Paid In A Chapter 13 Bankruptcy?
    After filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you should confirm with your attorney whether the monthly mortgage payment is to be paid by you or the Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee.  Often the mortgage payment is included in your monthly Chapter 13…
Rank this Week: 4503

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/
  • Jul 21

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

    New N.C. Statute Gives Lenders More Options When Developers Default
    Lenders now have a bit more to think about when making a loan to a developer of a planned community.   A few days ago, the General Assembly enacted, and the Governor signed into law, important amendments to the Planned…
  • Jul 4

    New Tax Changes in North Carolina

    New Tax Changes in North Carolina
    July means the start of a new fiscal year for the State of North Carolina, which means some new changes to the tax code become effective.  Below are brief descriptions of some of the key changes:Elimination of Back to School (August)…
  • Jul 2

    Opposition to Operation Choke Point Grow

    Opposition to Operation Choke Point Grow
    image by skambalu foter.comOpposition to Operation Choke Point continues to mount. "Operation Choke Point" is an ongoing program of the U.S. Department of Justice under which it investigates banks' relationships with payment processors,…
Rank this Week: 3822

NC Bankruptcy Blog

NC Bankruptcy Blog

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

http://www.eastwakebankruptcy.com/blog
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3072

Sever | Storey Blog

Sever | Storey Blog

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

http://www.landownerattorneys.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle

    Clarksville Gas Pipeline Through Todd County Clears Hurdle
    After meeting with local residents, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has weighed in on the Clarksville Natural Gas Interconnect Pipeline Project, responding to residents’ concerns. The proposed plan for the project is to…
  • Jul 16

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)

    PSNC Energy Plans Pipeline Extension for Franklin, Wake (N.C.)
    By 2017, PSNC Energy has plans to begin construction on a transmission pipeline that will connect two existing pipelines, in Franklin and Wake counties. The Energy company hopes to accommodate what they say is an increased demand for natural…
  • Jul 15

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana

    Greuling says turmoil at IDOT should not slow down Illiana
      Ann Schneider’s recently resigned as head of the Illinois Department of Transportation, due to concerns about political hiring at her agency.  However John Greuling, president and CEO for Will County Center for Economic…
Rank this Week: 1967

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Law Offices of Cheryl David

Covers estate planning and elder law in North Carolina.

http://www.cheryldavid.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Updating Your Estate Plan is Essential

    Updating Your Estate Plan is Essential
    If you are new to the estate planning process, you should understand that updating your estate plan is absolutely essential if you want to get the most out of it. Once you speak to an estate planning lawyer, decide on the type of plan you…
  • Jul 9

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina

    Free Report: Power of Attorney in North Carolina
    A closer look at some of the specific types of decisions and issues you will have to face when you make an estate plan. Topics covered in this report include: Powers of Attorney Attorneys and Powers of Attorney Agents and Attorneys-in-Fact…
  • Jul 8

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 6 – How Do Powers of Attorney Work?

    Basic Estate Planning Questions 6 – How Do Powers of Attorney Work?
    In this week’s blog post in our ongoing series on basic estate planning questions, we are going to look at powers of attorney, what they do, and how they work. Powers of attorney are some of the most important tools your estate plan…
Rank this Week: 3634

Cady Bar the Door

Cady Bar the Door

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

http://www.secmiscellany.com
  • Jul 20

    Foreign Pink Sheets Companies and the FCPA

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

    Three Thoughts about FINRA’s Weird Japanese Insider Trading Case

    Three Thoughts about FINRA’s Weird Japanese Insider Trading Case
    One of the things you’re not supposed to do if you’re in the securities business – or any business, really – is buy and sell securities on the basis of material, nonpublic information in breach of a duty not to do…
  • Jun 29

    D.C. Circuit Bolsters Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigation

    D.C. Circuit Bolsters Attorney-Client Privilege in Internal Investigation
    You may remember that in March, the U.S. District Court in D.C. threw the corporate world into a bit of a tizzy with a ruling that documents related to an internal investigation at Kellogg Brown & Root were not privileged and subject to…
Rank this Week: 3750

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Jul 18

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration

    Courts curb power of HOAs to amend Declaration
    I’ve written before about amending the Declarations for a homeowner association. A new case handed down this month by the North Carolina Court of Appeals could make it harder for an HOA to amend the Declarations to their liking. The...
  • Jul 10

    I have a list!

    I have a list!
    One of the more frustrating things a homeowner association board deals with is unpaid assessments. I’ve written before about how the fees and costs of collecting a valid assessment can greatly exceed the amount of the assessment.…
  • Jun 3

    Did I eat that?

    Did I eat that?
    Occasionally I will get a phone call from a person looking to see if they have a lawsuit for something in their food. I've had people complain about bugs, wood, glass, bone, plastic and other more gruesome things. One locally...
Rank this Week: 4309

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/
  • Jul 18

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

    An Important Tip On Appealing A Decision From The NC Business Court
    The Business Court is electronic.  Paper copies of documents are not filed with the Business Court.  So when you e-file a Notice of Appeal, is that sufficient for purposes of Rule 3 of the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure? Let's look…
  • Jul 8

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court

    Pro Se Defendant Wins Trial On Breach Of Fiduciary Duty Claims In Business Court
    When I was a young pup preparing to go to court against the uncommon adversary who was proceeding without a lawyer, I would joke that "I hope I don't lose."  Luckily, I never did. But the Plaintiff in Seraph Garrison, LLC v. Garrison,…
  • Jul 3

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi

    Business Court Refuses To Admit University Of Maryland's Lawyers On A Pro Hac Basi
    The lawsuit filed by the Atlantic Coast Conference against the University of Maryland continues to percolate in the North Carolina Business Court.  But the University will have to proceed without its chosen attorneys, as the Court last…
Rank this Week: 1859

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood…

Law Office of D. Hardison Wood Blog

Covers North Carolina injuries and accidents.

http://www.hardisonwood.com/blog/
  • Jul 18

    Raleigh News Station WRAL Investigates Helmet Safety

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

    Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash

    Underage Holly Springs Man Charged with DWI In Fatal Crash
    A 20-year-old from Holly Springs struck a pedestrian while driving Saturday night, according to WRAL. The driver, Darrius Cortez Gilbert, was allegedly driving drunk after consuming alcohol underage when he struck a pedestrian. The…
  • Jun 16

    Pledge to Pool Safely This Summer

    Pledge to Pool Safely This Summer
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4. This summer the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is asking children and parents, alike, to…
Rank this Week: 2305

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/
  • Jul 14

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part III)
    In Part I and II of this series we discussed the legislative power shift in 2010 and identified four significant changes.  Here are some more legislative changes, all imposed after 2010:        5.  …
  • Jul 10

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise

    Ladder Accidents on the Rise
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we immediately bought a forty-foot ladder because obviously we would be cleaning our own gutters and needed the biggest ladder possible to reach the roof. Our first attempt to use the ladder was…
  • Jul 9

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)

    What’s Happening to North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act? (Part II)
      In 2010 after the Republican Party took complete control of the legislature for the first time since 1898, changes to the system began. As death benefits and funeral expenses were being increased, along with an increase in wage loss…
Rank this Week: 3134

Construction Law in North Carolina

Construction Law in North Carolina

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

http://constructionlawnc.com
  • Jul 11

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

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

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

    Is your design professional construction contract too friendly? (law note)
    My husband often travels the back roads between Chapel Hill and Fuquay Varina to visit friends.  En route (a circuitous route that goes past Sharon Harris Nuclear Power Plant, among other places), he passes by the “Friendly…
  • Jun 27

    RDU Terminal 1: Going Green

    RDU Terminal 1: Going Green
    Last week, I had the fortune to join the Triangle USGBC for its “Talk & Walk” about the RDU Terminal 1 renovation project and its sustainable features.  For those who haven’t had the chance, I recommend you check…
Rank this Week: 4552

Southeast VC

Southeast VC

Covers businesses, trends, technology and venture investing in the Southeast. By Jason Caplain.

http://southeastvc.blogs.com/southeast_vc/
  • Jun 26

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.

    Bull City Venture Partners III, L.P.
    We are really excited to announce the closing of Bull City Venture Partners III, a $26 million venture capital fund. David and I sincerely appreciate the commitment from all of our LPs and the overwhelming support from the entreprenurial…
  • Apr 11

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job

    Durham, Washington DC, Tech Job
    Like all VC firms, we receive a lot of resumes. And I just wanted to post here as a reminder that most of our companies are hiring. ChannelAdvisor - Morrisville NC Etix - Morrisville NC Global Value Commerce - Raleigh...
  • Apr 9

    Reference Check a VC

    Reference Check a VC
    Pulling up and referencing some old blog posts, but I think this is important topic. Entrepreneurs need to take time to do their homework referencing a new investor. With some recent financings I have seen getting done, this was not...
Rank this Week: 2903

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Sanders Law Firm Blog

Covers North Carolina law.

http://kirksanderslaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 25

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy
    Tags: umbrella policy ncPersonal injury attorney referral NCI’ve had several clients in the past who have benefited from an umbrella policy as well as a couple who wished they had one. An umbrella policy protects the insured (you)…
  • Jun 17

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina
    Tags: partition actionpartition sale north carolinaA recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision highlights the sale of personal property. In the case of Whitesale v. Barnwell, the parties owned a leased interest in real property and a mobile…
  • Jun 16

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)
    Tags: partition sale NC; partition sale attorney stokes county ncOn Saturday, June 14, 2014, two properties were sold (Subject to 10day upset bid) in Stokes County, North Carolina. The House with 1.44 acres had a high bid of…
Rank this Week: 2137

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Kirk Sanders Law Blog

Covers North Carolina business and personal injury issues.

http://www.kirksanderslaw.com/blogs/kirksanderslaw
  • Jun 25

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy

    The Importance of an Umbrella Insurance Policy
    Tags: umbrella policy ncPersonal injury attorney referral NCI’ve had several clients in the past who have benefited from an umbrella policy as well as a couple who wished they had one. An umbrella policy protects the insured (you)…
  • Jun 17

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina

    Partition Sale of Leased Property in North Carolina
    Tags: partition actionpartition sale north carolinaA recent N.C. Court of Appeals decision highlights the sale of personal property. In the case of Whitesale v. Barnwell, the parties owned a leased interest in real property and a mobile…
  • Jun 16

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)

    Partition Sale (upset bid) in Stokes County NC (Minnie Price)
    Tags: partition sale NC; partition sale attorney stokes county ncOn Saturday, June 14, 2014, two properties were sold (Subject to 10day upset bid) in Stokes County, North Carolina. The House with 1.44 acres had a high bid of…
Rank this Week: 3369

Greensboro Law Blog

Greensboro Law Blog

Covers the practice of law in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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

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

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

    Greensboro Bar Association - Volunteer Opportunity at Potters House

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

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief

    Free CLE- Expungements & Certificates of Relief
    Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free 2.5-hour CLE, “Removing Barriers and Restoring Hope:  The Basics of Expungements and Certificates of Relief,” on Thursday, May 29, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the…
Rank this Week: 1529

Elon Law Library

Elon Law Library

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

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

    New Library Materials - May 2014

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

    New Library Materials - April 2014

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

    Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law

    Summer access to Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg Law
    Lexis and Bloomberg Law permit unrestricted summer access to both continuing students and law graduates. Westlaw restricts summer access by students and graduates to specific purposes and requires those eligible to apply through their…
Rank this Week: 3967

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: 3781

Faculty News

Faculty News

From Duke University School of Law.

http://law.duke.edu/facschol/
Rank this Week: 3541

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: 4570

Durham Family Law Journal.com

Durham Family Law Journal.com

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

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

    A Simple Communications Model to Use

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

    DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - A Persisitent Threat to Women in the USA

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

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?

    What is the role of the custody evaluator?
    I just finished reading an excellent article  by Gary Direnfield, MSW, RSW entitled Unraveling Custody/Access Assessments/Evaluations.  In this article Gary provides his reader with a succinct explanation of the role and…
Rank this Week: 4406

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: 2013