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Civil Practice — Necessary Party – Tort/Negligence – Child’s Injury – Child’s Father (access required)

Buffkin v. Maruchan, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-03-0196, 12 pp.) (William Osteen Jr., J.) 1:14-cv-00003; M.D.N.C. Holding: Although the plaintiff-child’s father was babysitting when another child tipped a hot container of defendant’s “Instant Lunch” onto the plaintiff-child, the father is ...

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Tort/Negligence — Constitutional – Parental Rights – Juvenile Petitions – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations (access required)

Perry v. Pamlico County (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-02-0195, 34 pp.) (James Dever III, C.J.) 4:13-cv-00107; E.D.N.C. Holding: Plaintiff’s claims accrued when the defendant-county’s Department of Social Services removed plaintiff’s children from her custody on Sept. 28, 2009; therefore, plaintiff’s March ...

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Tort/Negligence — Products Liability – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Discovery Rule – Dryer Defect (access required)

State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. v. Lowe’s Companies (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-02-0194, 6 pp.) (James Fox, Sr.J.) 5:14-cv-00441; E.D.N.C. Holding: Even though the defendant-subcontractor did not discover the reason for the defect in plaintiff’s insureds’ dryer until after ...

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