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Stacking Of Med Pay Is Shot Down (access required)

Stacking of two medical payment coverages in the same Nationwide auto policy is not allowed where language in the policy placed a cap on the insurer’s liability, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Feb. 19. The opinion is Tyler ...

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Family Exclusion No Bar To Stacking (access required)

Family member exclusions in auto insurance policies cannot be used to defeat UM/UIM stacking, according to a Feb. 7 North Carolina Supreme Court opinion. The case is Smith v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NS0228 – ...

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Bar Assessing Specialization Requirements (access required)

Four years after its inception, the specialization program is suffering from lawyer apathy, and Bar officials are countering with several proposals aimed at expanding the program’s appeal. “Too many qualified lawyers are shunning the program,” says State Bar president Tommy ...

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