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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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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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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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Two Lawyers Are Disciplined (access required)

Two lawyers have been disciplined in recent weeks by the North Carolina State Bar: Pursuant to a consent order signed on February 4, 1992, the Disciplinary Hearing Commission suspended the law license of Chapel Hill attorney Barry D. Nakell for ...

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