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Large Verdicts Spreading To Rural Areas (access required)

Million-dollar damage awards, once a rarity in North Carolina, are now commonplace in the state’s rural corners as well its larger cities. That’s one of the findings in Lawyers Weekly’s 3rd Annual Survey of Large Verdicts and Settlements. More than ...

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Juries Quick To Award Punitives (access required)

The 1992 survey of Large Verdicts and Settlements reveals that juries have not been shy in meting out punishment to wrongdoers. Several verdicts in this year’s listings included punitive damages. The largest award, $6 million, was handed down by a ...

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Bar Changes Audit Rules (access required)

Small Firms Likely To Get More Attention As part of an ongoing attempt to curb embezzlements of client funds by lawyers, the State Bar has changed its random audit program to target more attorneys with check writing authority. The State ...

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