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Pro Se Litigant Hit By Rule 11 (access required)

In what is apparently the first state court application of Rule 11 against a pro se litigant, a doctor who pressed a groundless defamation suit has been hit with $13,450 in sanctions. In an unpublished opinion, Ward v. Roy H. ...

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Family Exclusion No Bar To Stacking (access required)

Family member exclusions in auto insurance policies cannot be used to defeat UM/UIM stacking, according to a Feb. 7 North Carolina Supreme Court opinion. The case is Smith v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NS0228 – ...

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Bar Assessing Specialization Requirements (access required)

Four years after its inception, the specialization program is suffering from lawyer apathy, and Bar officials are countering with several proposals aimed at expanding the program’s appeal. “Too many qualified lawyers are shunning the program,” says State Bar president Tommy ...

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