A lawsuit filed in Iredell County for personal injuries proved unsuccessful earlier this month after a jury found the plaintiff failed to establish damages, despite testimony by his treating physician.Read More »
No one who works hard to build a law practice ever wants to contemplate its demise. But the reality is that companies and partnerships dissolve all of the time, and when they do the North Carolina Limited Liability Company Act comes in to play. But a recent opinion from the North Carolina Business Court addresses a murky area of the act when dissolution of a limited liability company (LLC) occurs – dividing up contingent fees.
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The North Carolina Supreme Court recently adopted several amendments to the Rules of Appellate Procedure. The most significant change impacts rules governing reply briefs, but the court also clarified rules controlling documentary exhibits and the calculation of deadlines for service by e-mail.
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A recent North Carolina Business Court decision may have a ripple effect on how what the court calls “foreign” trusts are taxed within the state. The court denied the NC Department of Revenue’s motion to dismiss a plaintiff’s claim that the state tax statute at issue is unconstitutional based on the Due Process Clause and Commerce Clause.
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Picture this: A car smashes into an electric pole on the side of the road and three teens are soon seen walking “briskly” in the opposite direction. Someone is in big trouble.Read More »
While business litigation attorneys often find themselves in federal court based on diversity issues, it’s rare for constitutional issues to pop up in state cases. But recently, the North Carolina Court of Appeals overruled a lower court’s denial of an out-of-state judgment, concluding that the trial judge failed to consider the constitutional implications of the Full Faith and Credit Clause.
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Shortly after 9/11, South Carolina attorney Anthony Hayes and Arizona attorney Jeff Jacobson launched an effort to provide estate planning to first responders at no charge. Their project, called “Wills for Heroes,” was eventually picked up as a pet project by state bars across the nation.
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