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N.C. Exemption Protects Savings (access required)

Even though a bankrupt husband and wife owed their bank nearly $5,000 in unpaid loans, they may still hold on to $1,800 they have on deposit there, a federal judge has ruled. On March 19, U.S. Eastern District Judge James ...

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Novice MD Is Liable For Eye Injuries (access required)

A doctor inexperienced with a new surgical technique has been found liable for injuries a woman suffered during an eye operation. ‘This is the first medical negligence case I’ve had where the physician did not have the requisite training to ...

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Going Solo In Rolesville (access required)

A 1991 law graduate has set up shop as the only attorney in the small town of Rolesville, and how she did it is a case study in going solo without pain. Earlier this month, Linda Smith Armstrong hung out ...

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Old Torts And New Twists (access required)

The rules seem to change daily for claims of emotional distress. Other causes of action seem similarly in flux. Just where is North Carolina tort law headed? For the answers, Lawyers Weekly turned to the guys who wrote the book. ...

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Distress Proof Ruling Debated (access required)

A Supreme Court ruling requiring solid medical proof of emotional distress has sparked debate among the plaintiffs’ and defense bars. The case, handed down three weeks ago, is Waddle v. Sparks (Lawyers Weekly No. NS0367 – 18 pages; see story ...

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Cases On Point (access required)

In arguing a husband had surrendered any right to his deceased wife’s insurance, plaintiff’s attorneys in Estate of Jenkins v. Jenkins distinguished a line of prior North Carolina rulings. Those cases held a separation agreement did not waive a named ...

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