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NC has a new crime

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The charge of “attempted assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury” — an awkward mashup of seemingly incongruous terms — is now recognized as a felony offense in North Carolina. The development occurred in the case of Corey Floyd, ...

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Disciplinary testimony was privileged (access required)

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a defamation suit against a lawyer who testified at a now-disbarred attorney’s disciplinary hearing. Since the proceeding concerned the lawyer’s handling of client funds, and the lawyer’s comments were ...

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