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Kids May Sue Dad For Abuse (access required)

Sweeping aside the parental immunity doctrine, the Court of Appeals has ruled two children may sue their father for sexual abuse. ‘The law abhors absurdities,’ wrote Judge Eugene Phillips for a unanimous Court of Appeals panel that ruled the children’s ...

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Pre-Trial Slander By Witness Protected (access required)

An allegedly slanderous remark made by a witness to a lawyer during a pre-trial conference is absolutely privileged, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. The case is Rickenbacker v. Coffey (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NA944 – 8 ...

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Covenants Force Closing Of Day-Care (access required)

A small day-care center that operated in a home where neighborhood restrictive covenants banned business activities must shut down, the Court of Appeals has ruled. While lamenting the fact it could not balance the public need for affordable child care ...

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