BY JAIME H. DAVIS No matter the area of law in which you practice, odds are good you will run across a client who is going through a divorce. Divorce is one of the most stressful life-changing events a person ...Read More »
By Jamie Dean, Mark Henriques, and Brent Powell On Oct. 1, 2020, the Uniform Collaborative Law Act went into effect in North Carolina, making it the 19th state to adopt a version of the act. Under the act, parties may ...Read More »
BY JUDGE MARTY MCGEE Trial courts have long struggled with defendants not appearing for their court dates, and the typical solution is issuing orders for arrest (OFAs). In some cases, however, a simple proactive approach can greatly reduce the need ...Read More »
BY JACK PRINGLE All attorneys owe various ethical (competency, confidentiality and safeguarding client property) and legal (a host of state and federal laws) obligations to protect information. We’re in an age of great potential technological “upside” (blockchains, artificial intelligence, machine ...Read More »
Workplace injuries are unfortunately quite common in the United States and in North Carolina. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that in 2017, there were 5,147 reported on-the-job fatalities alone, more than 14 deaths every day. North Carolina ...
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Lawyers don’t appear to be in danger of being replaced by artificial intelligence, but employers are increasingly turning to proprietary AI programs to automate the recruiting arm of their human resource departments. In fact, AI is predicted to replace 16 ...Read More »
The North Carolina Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Mussa v. Palmer-Mussa, in which it refused to recognize an American-Islamic divorce, may have been consistent with North Carolina law, but it resulted in an unjust outcome. The dissent had a more nuanced approach protecting the financial rights of the defendant/wife arising out of a twelve-year marital relationship and at the same time affirming North Carolina’s recognition of religious marriages without a marriage license.Read More »