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Claims can be expanded late in case (access required)

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A North Carolina Business Court judge has ruled, albeit “reluctantly,” that litigants can expand lawsuits to include new parties years after the cases commenced and without first seeking the court’s permission. Judge Louis Bledsoe quickly determined that the question of ...

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Graduated visitation OK (access required)

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A district court judge did not err by ordering a graduated visitation schedule for the plaintiff father that will culminate in 2020 with the father’s sharing equal custody of his three minor children, the state Court of Appeals unanimously held ...

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DOT bungled billboard condemnation appraisal (access required)

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s so-called “bonus value” approach to determining fair compensation proved to be a misnomer — and a potentially costly mistake — in a condemnation case involving a roadside billboard in Charlotte. The DOT had instructed ...

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Setting the pace on lawyer health (access required)

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If the legal profession is going to seriously confront the epidemic of addiction and mental health disorders among its members, its largest law firms are uniquely well positioned to serve in the vanguard. That was the message delivered by the ...

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