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Appeals Court Chides Industrial Commission (access required)

Order Cites “Intentional And Willful Disregard” Of Court’s Opinions The Court of Appeals has reprimanded the Industrial Commission for an “intentional and willful disregard” of its opinions. On Oct. 8, the Appeals Court issued a sharply worded writ of mandamus ...

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Bar Reverses "Sex And Silence" Ruling (access required)

Reversing an earlier position, the State Bar has ruled that attorneys may not draw up confidential settlements that prevent the reporting of a psychiatrist’s sexual misconduct. “It is unethical for the attorney of either party to participate in the resolution ...

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Law Firms Faced With Choices (access required)

The Supreme Court has formally approved the State Bar’s regulations for licensing professional limited liability companies. The new rules give the final green light to PLLCs, created by legislation which took effect Oct. 1 (see sidebar). The new business entity ...

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Watch Those Magic Words In Verifications (access required)

Be careful when filing civil pleadings that must be verified by your client. A missing or defective verification could mean disaster, even after a victory at trial. That’s the cautionary lesson of In Re Triscari Children (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly ...

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