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Play Or Pay Costs For Comp Record (access required)

Two workers’ compensation decisions offer practice pointers on how lawyers can save employers and employees money in cases before the Industrial Commission. One ruling shows how parties can make their opponents foot the bill for unnecessary medical depositions and other ...

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Parental Immunity Is Limited (access required)

Two daughters whose father sexually abused them during childhood may sue him for their physical and emotional injuries, the state Supreme Court ruled July 17. The traditional doctrine of parental immunity does not bar suits by minors for ‘willful and ...

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Motorcycle Rider Stacks Car Policy (access required)

Two rulings on underinsured motorist coverage (UIM) in auto policies have been handed down by the state’s appellate courts. One case involved UIM stacking in the context of a motorcycle insurance policy. The other concerned stacking of UIM coverages in ...

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History Of Immunity Doctrine (access required)

The Supreme Court’s opinion in Doe v. Holt marks an important erosion of the parent-child immunity doctrine. That principle has been the law in North Carolina for almost 70 years. Following is a chronology tracing the birth of the doctrine ...

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