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Red Cross AIDS Case Settles (access required)

A husband and wife who contracted AIDS through a 1985 blood transfusion have reached a confidential settlement with the American Red Cross after its motion for summary judgment failed. The case, Doe v. American National Red Cross, filed in North ...

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Other 'Quasi- Employee' Cases (access required)

In Ryles v. Durham County Hospital, the Appeals Court said a hospital trainee qualified as an employee for purposes of the Workers’ Compensation Act. The ruling follows a growing string of court decisions that have extended workers’ compensation coverage to ...

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Rule 60 Clause Is Interpreted (access required)

What sort of ‘extraordinary circumstances’ are required to set aside a consent judgment? Some clues are provided in a Sept. 15 ruling by the Court of Appeals, Thacker v. Thacker (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NA01290 – 7 pages). At ...

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Stacking:Where Are We Now? (access required)

In the wake of sweeping statutory changes and a string of court rulings, where are the remaining battlegrounds in UM/UIM stacking? Lawyers Weekly posed that question to several experts in the field, who identified three likely areas of activity: Statutory ...

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James Resigns From State Bar (access required)

Bobby E. James, the State Bar’s long-time executive director, has resigned his position, effective last Wednesday. In a brief statement issued last week, James said he was tendering his resignation with ‘deep regret.’ He said personal reasons were behind his ...

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UM Stacking Is Rejected (access required)

Even as plaintiffs’ lawyers hailed a breakthrough in underinsured (UIM) stacking, the Supreme Court handed down a second opinion prohibiting uninsured (UM) stacking. The case is Lanning v. Allstate Insurance Co. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NS01262 – 13 pages). ...

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