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Ghost thruster (access required)

Slip-and-falls are a common occurrence and quite a familiar claim to tort lawyers. There are wet floors, banana peels and similar perils. But claims of angry ghosts violently shoving clients to the deck in law-firm lobbies have to be fewer ...

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A ruling at war with itself (access required)

A court’s legal analysis should be consistent from one case to the next, but the North Carolina Court of Appeals last week had to weigh in on a domestic order that wasn’t even consistent with itself. In an order terminating ...

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We knew she was trouble (access required)

Trademark infringers are going to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, but music superstar Taylor Swift has applied for federal trademarks for a number of seemingly common phrases that appear on her latest hit album, “1989.” Swift’s lawyers filled in the ...

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General Assembly off and running (access required)

The first bill filed by North Carolina state senators this legislative session appears to be directly at odds with the U.S. Constitution. Senate Bill 2, sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Phil Berger, would give all the state’s magistrates and assistant ...

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Here we grow, Carolina (access required)

It’s no surprise that North Carolina’s urban powerhouses are rapidly increasing their population. Nevertheless, it’s still jolting to look at the latest projections from the Urban Institute about just how rapidly the state’s metro areas will add bodies in the ...

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Mastering new domains (access required)

Whether it’s tacking esquire onto the end of your name or using your knowledge of the law to help (or lord over) laymen, being a lawyer has its perks. Now one more benefit can be added to that list – owning exclusive virtual real estate.

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Unlucky in love, but pretty smart (access required)

Going to law school may help you in many future endeavors, but apparently it won’t help you land a date, according a survey recently released by the legal staffing firm Special Counsel. In its survey, Special Counsel found that lawyers ...

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