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A breaking bad Halloween (access required)

If your plans for a Halloween costume involve a disposable hazmat suit and pair of aviator glasses, we’re going to stop you right there.  Do you have any idea how many other Walter Whites you’re going to run into? Even ...

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Civics lesson (access required)

A jury takes the Union County commission to school, telling it to pony up $91 million for educational building needs A record-setting $91 million jury award – more than 10 times what the plaintiffs had asked for before trial – ...

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Let’s get ready to rumble (access required)

Anyone who needs something else to worry about will be grateful to know that Gov. Pat McCrory is here to help. In a proclamation issued last week, McCrory declared Oct. 17 to be Earthquake Preparedness Day, and reminded North Carolinians ...

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A tale of two schools (access required)

As of late last week, an online petition imploring the owners of Charleston School of Law not to sell it to the InfiLaw group had gained more than 1,000 signatures. But the school’s two majority-holding board members remain steadfast in their commitment to turn it over to a deep-pocketed suitor.

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Status update

A CLE program titled “War of the Roses in the Digital Age,” put on last month in Greensboro, included the presentation of a fake Facebook page that surprised attendees with its breadth of information and authentic feel. Family lawyer Ketan Soni had asked an attorney who would be at the seminar for permission to impersonate her virtually, using only information found online. Soni, who practices with Hull & Chandler in Charlotte, said the exercise illustrated how vulnerable clients’ virtual identities are to spouses with bad intentions.

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The march of prime time (access required)

The white-hot popularity of the sleazy lawyer character Saul Goodman on television’s “Breaking Bad” reveals a couple of truths about the age in which we live. First, these are the golden days of television writing. The dialogue flows like honey ...

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The benefits of waiting (access required)

The state’s Industrial Commission recently reversed a deputy commissioner’s decision and reinstated a 57-year-old former janitor’s disability payments that had been put on hold in 1998. It also ordered the state to pay more than $50,000 he had been denied over the past five years.

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