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Lawyer Faces Punitives For Botched PICase (access required)

A Charlotte lawyer who failed to pursue underinsured motorist coverage and instead settled a personal injury case without his client’s knowledge is subject to punitive damages, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. The case is Patrick v. Williams ...

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Punitives Won In Motel Deaths (access required)

The families of two 20 year-olds killed in a Carolina Beach motel fire have been awarded $1.45 million, including $358,000 in punitives, in a New Hanover Superior Court jury trial held late last month. The consolidated cases are Vassallo v ...

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Trends In Use Of Experts (access required)

Lawyers Weekly asked attorneys to identify the latest developments in the use of expert witnesses. Here are some of the trends they’re seeing: Pre-trial uses. Experts are taking increasingly active roles in pre-trial proceedings. For example, in a 1990 auto ...

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