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Bachelor Party Covered By Workers' Comp (access required)

An employee severely injured at a surprise bachelor party hosted by his employer has been awarded permanent disability payments by the Industrial Commission. The case is Trautman v. Green Tree Experts (North Carolina Lawyers Weekly No. IC0486 – 12 pages). ...

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Other 'Work & Play' Court Rulings (access required)

The Industrial Commission ruling in Trautman v. Green Tree Experts is only the third published interpretation of the ‘Chilton’ test. That test is comprised of several questions to be considered in determining whether compensation benefits should be awarded for employee ...

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Bank Loses On Clerical Error (access required)

A bank that accidentally checked the ‘termination’ box instead of the ‘partial release’ box on a multipurpose security form lost its entire security interest when the debtor filed for bankruptcy, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. The ...

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N.C. Exemption Protects Savings (access required)

Even though a bankrupt husband and wife owed their bank nearly $5,000 in unpaid loans, they may still hold on to $1,800 they have on deposit there, a federal judge has ruled. On March 19, U.S. Eastern District Judge James ...

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Cases On Point (access required)

In arguing a husband had surrendered any right to his deceased wife’s insurance, plaintiff’s attorneys in Estate of Jenkins v. Jenkins distinguished a line of prior North Carolina rulings. Those cases held a separation agreement did not waive a named ...

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Old Torts And New Twists (access required)

The rules seem to change daily for claims of emotional distress. Other causes of action seem similarly in flux. Just where is North Carolina tort law headed? For the answers, Lawyers Weekly turned to the guys who wrote the book. ...

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Distress Proof Ruling Debated (access required)

A Supreme Court ruling requiring solid medical proof of emotional distress has sparked debate among the plaintiffs’ and defense bars. The case, handed down three weeks ago, is Waddle v. Sparks (Lawyers Weekly No. NS0367 – 18 pages; see story ...

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