By DAVID DONOVAN email@example.com Gasket manufacturer Garlock Sealing Technology was facing a potentially devastating situation in bankruptcy court. Claimants suffering from mesothelioma, a rare and fatal form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, had asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge George ...Read More »
Lloyd v. Coffey (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0085, 6 pp.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J.) Appealed from Henderson County Superior Court (Alan Z. Thornburg, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Even though plaintiffs notified the underinsured motorist insurance carrier of their claim against ...Read More »
Criminal Practice – Evidence – Victim’s Criminal Charge – Constitutional – Right to Counsel – Miranda Rights – Waiver Inquiry
State v. Council (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0059, 22 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Wayne County Superior Court (Arnold O. Jones II, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though it was error for the trial court to exclude evidence that the ...Read More »
Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Warrantless Blood Draw – Impaired Driver – Second Degree Murder
State v. Brennick After a state trooper investigated a crash site and travelled to the hospital, two and a half hours had passed since the accident, and the trooper knew that, if he drove to get a warrant, by the time he got back to the hospital, defendant would likely be in surgery and unavailable for a blood draw; all the while, the alcohol in his blood would be dissipating.
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Department of Transportation v. Webster Where the Department of Transportation condemned part of the defendant-landowners’ private road (Rescue Lane), the landowners’ condemnation damages do not include the increase in traffic on Rescue Lane that resulted from the DOT’s subsequent grant of a permit that allowed a neighboring store to install a driveway on Rescue Lane.Read More »
Beginning on Thursday, we’ll be updating our web site! Readers can expect a new, sleek design experience as we transition to a new design theme known as “responsive” design. Our current website is designed for optimum viewing efficiency when read ...Read More »
The making of lists is an irresistible human urge, so much so that it would surprise almost nobody to learn that the cave drawings left by early man were, in fact, rankings of the Top Ten Mastodons We Killed and ...Read More »
A man who was mowed down while standing on the side of the road has received a $3 million settlement, according to his Charlotte attorneys.Read More »
What it takes to eject a district attorney from office got a little clearer when the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the removal of former Durham County DA Tracey Cline on Oct. 1. It’s the second time the state’s law on removing a DA has ever been successfully applied.
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