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Pre-Trial Slander By Witness Protected (access required)

An allegedly slanderous remark made by a witness to a lawyer during a pre-trial conference is absolutely privileged, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. The case is Rickenbacker v. Coffey (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NA944 – 8 ...

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Child Support Guidelines Modified (access required)

The presumptive child support guidelines have been fine-tuned and three revisions will take effect Aug. 1. The child support obligations of parents with low incomes will increase. When setting support payments, judges will be allowed to choose whether or not ...

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No Bad Faith Exception Found (access required)

North Carolina Courts have not established a bad faith exception to the employment at-will doctrine, according to a ruling handed down by U.S. Eastern District Judge Franklin T. Dupree. The decision came after a whistleblower at a nuclear plant attempted ...

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