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Mandatory Mediation Will Get Test Run (access required)

Lawyers may soon get a ‘judicial nudge’ to settle their cases before trial. In yet another experiment with alternative dispute resolution techniques, the Supreme Court last week adopted rules for a pilot program on mediated settlement conferences. The program may ...

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Surety Is Not Liable For UDAP Award (access required)

In a first-impression ruling, the Supreme Court has held that a surety for an auto dealer is not liable for treble damages the dealership owes under the North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. But the issue seems far ...

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Garage Policy Covers Test Drive (access required)

A customer who wrecked a truck he was test driving has primary coverage under the dealer’s garage liability policy, the Court of Appeals ruled Oct 1. His own auto insurance policy provides secondary coverage, the court said. The man qualified ...

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