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Other Traumas Also Covered (access required)

In Sprayberry v. Aluminum Company of America, a worker’s shoulder injury was held to be an occupational disease that was covered by North Carolina workers’ compensation law. The ruling follows a line of cases where claimants have won benefits under ...

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Evening Court Test Is Slated For January (access required)

Get ready for night court. Two counties, Wake and Buncombe, will open the courthouse doors in January for extended evening hours. As part of an experimental program, some District Court cases and administrative hearings in those counties will be heard ...

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Stock Churning Arbitration Award Is Upheld (access required)

A $323,000 arbitration award against a Denver stockbrokerage firm that used an investor’s cash for unsuitable venture capital investments and illegally churned his account was affirmed Nov. 15 by the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The firm was found ...

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Work Product Case Settled (access required)

A family whose car slammed into a tractor trailer attempting a U-turn on a two lane highway has reached a $3.25 million settlement with a Minnesota trucking firm. The agreement came two weeks after a U.S. magistrate judge granted a ...

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Survey Of Ruark Decisions (access required)

The boundaries of Ruark v. Johnson Obstetrics are still being tested, but here’s how courts have interpreted that case so far: Ruark is handed down Aug. 29, 1991. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NS1059 – 51 pages). The majority said ...

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