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Hospital Covered For Mom's Ruark Action (access required)

In the latest trial court look at Johnson v. Ruark Obst-etrics, a judge has ruled that a hospital’s medical malpractice insurance policy covers both an infant’s claim for childbirth injuries and his mother’s action for emotional distress. The two claims ...

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James Surrenders His Law License (access required)

B.E. ‘Bobby’ James, the State Bar’s director for 31 years, has surrendered his license, ending one of the most painful periods in the Bar’s history. James was disbarred at the April 16 council meeting. There was no discussion among the ...

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Federal Coman Claim Struck (access required)

A Chilean-born worker who failed to prove discrimination under Title VII is also barred from suing for wrongful discharge, a federal judge has ruled. Since the discharge action was based on the Title VII violation, the two claims must rise ...

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Law Punishes Spouses, Not Cohabitants (access required)

Does North Carolina law favor cohabitation over legal marriages? That question is raised by Kuder v. Schroeder (North Carolina Court of Appeals No. 3-07-0726, 16 pages). There, the Appeals Court refused to enforce a husband’s agreement to repay his wife ...

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