Pamela Harris’ confirmation as a judge for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals July 28 means that the federal appellate court serving North Carolina is once again fully stocked with judges. With five female judges out of 15 on ...Read More »
The estate of a man who was badly injured when an I.V. unit fell on him will be able to sue his nursing home after the North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed on June 17 a trial court’s dismissal of ...Read More »
The North Carolina Supreme Court declined to award a workers’ compensation claimant disability payments for an injury that, according to the evidence, was not work related. The court affirmed the ruling of the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Weaver Cooke ...Read More »
Attorney: Jeffrey S. Berman Location: Greensboro Bar Membership: Member since 1988 Disciplinary action: Suspended from the practice of law for one year on May 1, 2013. The order, which had been stayed pending an unsuccessful appeal, is effective July 9. ...
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In a recent decision, North Carolina Court of Appeals elected to follow the First Restatement of Judgments instead of the more recent Second Restatement on the issue of collateral estoppel, potentially opening the issue to Supreme Court review. Matt Sawchak, ...Read More »
A masonry subcontractor who successfully defended a lawsuit brought by a general contractor collected $1.1 million on his counterclaim after an arbitration panel ruled he was not at fault for holding up the project. The contractor had brought claims for ...Read More »