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Principle of the matter (access required)

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has issued a correction involving a “principle” versus “principal” mix-up in an opinion. The second paragraph on the 12th page of Beroth Oil Co. v. NCDOT originally stated: “As a general principal, ‘there is ...

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Two folders, one choice (access required)

The ousted director and CEO of a now-defunct gym in Mecklenburg County called Pure Body alleges that a member of the company’s board of directors — who happens to be a retired Army colonel — forced him to resign by ...

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InfiLow (access required)

Things just ain’t looking good for the folks at InfiLaw, the consortium of for-profit law schools you may have read about or seen in the news. First, the Charlotte School of Law was shut down in August, the bases for ...

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Many meanings of ‘Old South’ (access required)

Here’s a fact that will probably never come up in Jeopardy: The U.S. Patent Office has granted six different “Old South” trademarks. And the proud holders of those trademarks include a bourbon brand, a company that makes lawn furniture, an ...

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No bench puns allowed (access required)

Mecklenburg County Courthouse visitors were treated to the musical stylings of District Court Judge Donnie Hoover earlier this month. Hoover, who began taking piano lessons when he was in the fourth grade and hung with it until he reached high ...

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Taxing evasion (access required)

Defendant Teresa Beal was not pleased when Watauga County foreclosed upon and sold her rental property without, as she puts it, doing its due diligence to locate her and personally talk to her about her delinquent property taxes. Instead, Beal ...

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