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Two Lawyers Are Disciplined (access required)

The North Carolina State Bar has taken disciplinary action against two attorneys: New Bern attorney Bill Barker was censured for misrepresenting to an administrative law judge and a state agency that he had been advised by the former chief administrative ...

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Woodson Settles Pre-Trial (access required)

In the concluding chapter of Woodson v. Rowland, the wife of a worker killed in a trench collapse has settled her wrongful death claim against his employers for $426,000. The settlement comes nine months after the Supreme Court handed down ...

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Post-Trial Analysis: (access required)

In 1989, Tarboro attorney W. Michael Spivey was appointed to represent a day-care owner accused of sexually abusing one of the children he watched. Spivey assumed the matter would be fairly routine. Little did he know that he was about ...

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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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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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