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"Coman" Exception Clarified (access required)

A key ruling from the Supreme Court on wrongful discharge has created a new public policy exception to the employment-at-will doctrine in North Carolina. The case is Amos v. Oakdale Knitting Co. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NS0688 – 18 ...

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Parker Wins Nomination To High Court (access required)

Appeals Court Judge Sarah Parker has won the Democratic nomination for a Supreme Court seat, winning by a wide margin over fellow Appeals Court Judge Sidney S. Eagles Jr. In unofficial tallies available at press time, Judge Parker had received ...

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108 Worker Suits Have Been Settled (access required)

In the largest Woodson recovery to date, more than 100 plaintiffs have settled asbestos-related damage claims against Duke Power Company. Terms of the settlement, including the amount, were supposed to be tightly sealed under a confidentiality pact. But the Charlotte ...

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Woodson Is Retroactive (access required)

The application and reach of Woodson claims has been clarified in a May 5 ruling by the N.C. Court of Appeals. The case is Dunleavy v. Yates Construction Co. (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. NA0669 – 13 pages). In the ...

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Bar Drops Proposal To Waive Specialty Exam (access required)

A controversial plan that would have allowed some attorneys to become specialists without taking a written exam has been dropped. The State Bar’s Specialization Committee announced last week that it would shelve its “Alternate Track” proposal, which would have opened ...

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