In a recent opinion issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Judge Rick Elmore wrote that defendant Hemant Patel “is afforded no choice but to suffer the consequences of his own actions.” It isn’t entirely clear whether Elmore was ...Read More »
Neither snow nor sleet nor cold nor gloom of winter weather could stay North Carolina’s aspiring lawyers from the swift completion of their appointed bar exam. As almost two inches of snow showered the state’s capital Tuesday morning (transplanted Northerners ...Read More »
As a rule, parties to a lawsuit shouldn’t intentionally destroy evidence that could be relevant to the case. But if they do destroy evidence, intentionally or not, it’s better not to leave as lengthy a paper trail of ham-handedness as ...Read More »
Trademark attorneys for North Carolina craft brewery Natty Greene’s were likely buying everyone their next round last week after the beer industry commoner successfully stared down the King of Beers in a trademark dispute. Anheuser-Busch had initially opposed Natty Greene’s ...
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The legal profession is a stressful one. We all have ways of coping, and creative entrepreneurs are always looking for new ways to meet demand for ways to alleviate stress. If yoga or a massage doesn’t suit you, there are ...Read More »
Decades after it was discovered, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s scheme to swindle the faithful has indirectly ensnared some more victims, this time in the form of precedent handed down during the Bakkers’ many years of litigation. The more recent ...Read More »
A lot of drug cases come through the district courts, and the street slang nomenclature for drugs and drug-dealing is linguistically rich and constantly evolving. Judges, then, become unusually hip to the latest street jargon in the trade, as one ...Read More »