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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice Claim – Standard of Care – Ethics Professor – Professional Conduct Rules – Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Interference With Prospective Economic Advantage

Inland American Winston Hotels, Inc. v. Winston. An ethics professor who has no experience in commercial real estate and who has never been licensed to practice in North Carolina is not qualified to testify as to the standard of care applicable to the . . .

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Attorneys – Discipline – Conflict of Interest – Real Property – Restrictive Covenants

North Carolina State Bar v. Sossomon. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0898, 20 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from the State Bar. N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: When the defendant-attorney represented a woman who was selling land that had been in her family ...

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Attorneys – Fee Awards – Prevailing Parties – Justiciable Issue – Summary Judgment – First Impression – Civil Rights – Open Meetings

Free Spirit Aviation Inc. v. Rutherford Airport Auth. (Lawyers Weekly No.10-07-0739, 19 pp.) (Martha A. Geer, J.) Appealed from Rutherford County Superior Court (Mark Powell, J.) Holding: When awarding attorney’s fees, a court may designate both a defendant and a ...

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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Personal Injury – Settlement Proceeds – Medical Expenses – Contingency Fee

T.A. Loving Co. v. Denton. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-02-0723, 10 pp.) (Terrence W. Boyle, J.) E.D.N.C. Holding: Where the defendant-attorney and his law firm were not signatories to plaintiff’s health-care plan, did not otherwise agree to disburse funds in accordance ...

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