New legislators have been sworn in, gavels (and lots of them) have been handed out, and the starting gun has sounded on North Carolina’s 2015 legislative session. Among the slew of issues facing this year’s legislature is how to address ...Read More »
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The first House bill filed during the N.C. General Assembly’s 2015 session seeks to amend the state constitution to clarify language on when private property can be taken by governmental bodies through eminent domain. The legislation would require just compensation ...Read More »
Attorney: Nicholas S. Ackerman Location: Greensboro Bar membership: Member since 1998 Disciplinary action: Censured on Nov. 12 Background: Ackerman was hired in 2009 to handle the adoption of a client’s grandchild. Ackerman prepared the adoption paperwork, but it was incomplete, ...
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A recent case presented a conundrum for Buncombe County prosecutors who wanted to use a sexual offender’s HIV-positive status as an aggravating factor to prolong the length of his sentence. North Carolina criminal law requires such sentence-enhancers to be set ...Read More »
Lawyers and taxi drivers have a lot in common these days. Cabbies are irked over Uber, an app that undercuts drivers’ prices by funneling business to part-timers. The company has spawned protests by outraged drivers, but also a horde of ...Read More »
Raleigh attorney A.P. Carlton suspects that the North Carolina State Bar filed a civil contempt motion against him in an attempt to prevent him from defending a debt settlement company accused of unauthorized practice of law.Read More »
The Charlotte law firm of Goodman, Carr, Laughrun, Levine & Greene announced that George V. Laughrun III (Trey) has joined the office as an associate attorney. He will focus his practice on criminal matters. Kilpatrick Townsend & Stocktonannounced the election ...
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In a case that gained national attention, the N.C. Court of Appeals recently leaned on decisions from California and Texas — and a definition from the New Oxford American Dictionary — to clarify its malicious maiming statute, ruling that causing ...Read More »