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Lawyers Weekly Buys LawMonitor (access required)

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has acquired the North Carolina Law-Monitor, a bimonthly newsletter for attorneys published in Raleigh since 1985. The purchase was announced jointly by David Blackwell, publisher of Lawyers Weekly, and LawMonitor publishers Gary Pearce and Lisa Harrold ...

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'John Doe' Suits Pose Time Traps (access required)

Suing a fictitious ‘John Doe’ in a civil action will not stop the statute of limitations from running, the Court of Appeals ruled May 7. The case is Huggard v. Wake County Hospital System, Inc. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. ...

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Comparative Fault Before Legislature (access required)

A bill to establish comparative fault, a tort system eagerly sought by plaintiff’s lawyers in North Carolina, has been introduced in the General Assembly and is slated for committee discussion this week. The bill, HB 984, sponsored by Rep. Harry ...

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Trend Seen For Truck Punitives (access required)

North Carolina attorneys have spotted a trend toward punitive damages in personal injury claims against trucking companies and their drivers. ‘I believe the law is opening up a little bit with regard to these dangerous instrumentalities (trucks) on the road,’ ...

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