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Apr 27, 2021

Introducing North Carolina’s newest lawyers

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly would like to congratulate each of the bar applicants who passed the February 2021 North Carolina bar exam. The following names were provided by the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners to recognize those who passed this year’s exam. Applicants who were successful on the February 2021 exam but have not […]

Apr 27, 2021

Moore & Van Allen is new No. 1 on North Carolina’s Largest Law Firms list

A growth spurt over the last year has propelled Moore & Van Allen to the top spot in the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s roster of the largest law firm in the state. Moore & Van Allen added 28 attorneys last year to increase its headcount to 299 and overtake Womble Bond Dickinson, which has been […]

Apr 27, 2021

North Carolina Largest Law Firms 2021

1. Moore & Van Allen 100 N. Tryon Street, Suite 4700 Charlotte, NC 28202 (704) 331-1000 299 attorneys Members: 155 Associates: 95 Of counsel: 40 Other attorneys: 9 North Carolina offices: Charlotte (299) 2. Womble Bond Dickinson   One W. Fourth Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 (336) 721-3600 271 attorneys Partners: 131 Associates: 59 […]

Apr 22, 2021

$95.5M judgment against Walmart overturned on appeal

  Nearly three years after a federal jury found that Walmart had infringed a competitor’s trademark in marketing its line of barbecue grills, an appeals court has determined that the trial wasn’t well done. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a nearly $100 million judgment against the mega-retailer, saying that the jury’s instructions […]

Apr 21, 2021

Alliance looks to promote racial justice in the law

Looking to advance racial equity and help reconstruct a deeply imbalanced system, nearly 300 law firms across the country have joined the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, a collaborative, pro bono project formed last summer after several events sparked nationwide protests about racial injustice. Many of North Carolina’s largest law firms, including Nelson Mullins, Ogletree Deakins, […]

Apr 20, 2021

Smooth move: First-ever remote bar exam gets high marks

When the North Carolina Board of Law Examiners announced that it would organize the state’s first ever remotely-conducted bar exam this February, exam-takers had to grapple with all kinds of questions. How is this thing going to work? How will it affect pass rates? Do any of the neighbors in my apartment building like to […]

Apr 15, 2021

Retailer can’t compel arbitration based on third-party contract

  A retail chain referenced in a credit card agreement between a bank and the store’s customer can’t compel arbitration as a third-party beneficiary to the contract, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled, the latest turn in a case that was sent back down to the state’s courts after a narrowly divided […]

Apr 14, 2021

District attorney sued in heart balm lawsuit

The elected district attorney for Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus counties has been named as the defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging that he seduced and had a sexual relationship with a married former Bladen County Commissioner, according to court records obtained by Lawyers Weekly. A complaint filed in December 2020 alleges that District Attorney Jon […]

Apr 9, 2021

Housing authority had to give tenant reasons for eviction

  A public housing authority that simply cited a vaguely-worded clause in a tenant’s lease as grounds for her eviction failed to give her legally sufficient notice of the specific reasons for the eviction, the North Carolina Supreme Court has unanimously ruled. The tenant’s attorneys say that the ruling, which overturns a 2019 ruling by […]

Apr 8, 2021

Defendant didn’t violate plea bargain by showing up late

A Johnston County man who had his plea bargain rescinded and got more than three years tacked onto his prison sentence because he was a bit more than an hour late for his sentencing hearing will have his plea bargain reinstated after the North Carolina Court of Appeals unanimously decided that the minor tardiness didn’t […]

Mar 31, 2021

Subcontractor can’t get credit thanks to collateral source rule

  A subcontractor that was held liable in tort for damages it had caused on a construction project was correctly denied a credit for payments that had been made to the general contractor by a different subcontractor because of the collateral source rule, a unanimous panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled […]

Mar 29, 2021

Rate-ful 8 could hand judgment debtors hefty interest bills

  Interest rates are currently at historic lows for almost every type of debt, and figure to remain there for quite some time. But there’s one exception to the new low-interest world. In North Carolina pre-judgment and post-judgment interest rates for judgment debtors remain fixed by statute at 8 percent, as they’ve been since 1980, […]

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