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Attorneys – Contract – Settlement Agreement – Expunction – Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim (access required)

Kyprianides v. Martin (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0685, 8 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Hertford County Superior Court (Cy Grant, Sr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: As part of a mediated settlement agreement with plaintiff (a former client), the defendant-attorney ...

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Attorneys – Civil Practice – Discovery – Attorney-Client Privilege – Client’s Belief (access required)

Walter v. Freeway Foods, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-05-0389, 6 pp.) (Catharine Aron, J.) 10-02057; M.B.N.C. Holding: Where the debtor-“client” reasonably believed that Jonathan Waller was an attorney and that its communications with him were privileged, the attorney-client privilege protects ...

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Attorneys – Motion to Disqualify – Labor & Employment – Case Against Former Employer – Unrelated Matter (access required)

Hepburn v. Workplace Benefits, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0369, 6 pp.) (Terrence Boyle, J.) 5:13-cv-00441; E.D.N.C. Holding: When plaintiff’s counsel was defendant’s employee, she matched attorneys to clients who were participants in defendant’s workplace benefits program; her former job has ...

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