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Moore & Van Allen Acquires Patent Group (access required)

Moore & Van Allen, the state’s third largest firm, has scooped up an intellectual property practice, merging with eight attorneys at Harlow Evans & London, P.A., in Research Triangle Park. A new practice group, Patent, Copyright, Trademark and Intellectual Property, ...

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Pointers On Pre-Trial Conferences (access required)

The Appeals Court’s ruling in Reber v. Booth illustrates a potential pitfall of civil pre-trial conferences. In Reber, the court ruled that a plaintiff could not present a key legal argument at trial because she failed to raise it in ...

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Lawyers Weekly Announces Price Increase (access required)

The price of an annual subscription to North Carolina Lawyers Weekly will be $206.70 beginning May 1, 1993. New annual subscriptions will be accepted at the present price of $196.10 until April 30, 1993. Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions ...

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Dismissed Coman Claim Reinstated (access required)

Six months after ruling that a fired factory worker could not bring a state-based wrongful discharge claim, a U.S. Middle District judge has reluctantly reversed that decision. The case is Royster v. GKN Automotive, Inc. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. ...

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Mandatory Fee Contracts On Hold (access required)

A State Bar proposal that would have required lawyers to put certain fee agreements in writing has been shelved. Last July, the Bar proposed mandatory written contracts for two types of fee agreements ‘ nonrefundable retainers and contingency fees. The ...

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UIM Covers Prejudgment Interest (access required)

Two questions remaining from the recent avalanche of UIM cases have been answered in a July 2 ruling from the state Supreme Court. Lacking an express provision to the contrary, an underinsured-motorist policy obligated the carrier to pay prejudgment interest ...

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How To Evaluate Holloway Claims (access required)

How can you ensure that an independent contractor’s compensation award fully reflects lost earnings in the wake of Holloway v. T.A. Mebane, Inc.? (See related story, page 1.) Attorneys familiar with the case offer the following advice: Be careful in ...

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