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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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