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Jul 16, 2015

Labor & Employment — Hospital – Staff Privileges – Canadian Doctor – Arbitrary & Capricious Standard – Antitrust – Monopolization

Kohn v. FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0696, 20 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Moore County Superior Court (James Webb, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Even though the defendant-hospital granted staff privileges on two occasions to physicians whose residencies were not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or […]

Apr 3, 2015

Administrative — Court Denies Accreditation for Massage School

Professional Massage Training Center Inc. v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools & Colleges (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-01-0292, 44 pp.) (Wilkinson, J.) No. 14-1086, March 24, 2015; USDC at Alexandria, Va. (O’Grady, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: In reviewing a professional accreditation agency’s refusal to renew accreditation for plaintiff massage therapy school, the district court erred by [&hell[...]

Sep 2, 2014

New rules for schools

Law schools are sizing up recent changes to American Bar Association accreditation standards Recent changes to the American Bar Association’s law school accreditation rules should mean minor adjustments for most of North Carolina’s law schools, if first impressions of several school leaders are correct. On Aug. 11 in Boston — after six years of comprehensive […]

Oct 7, 2011

Criminal Practice – Evidence – Forensic Chemist – Lab Tests – Accreditation

State v. McDonald Even though the crack cocaine seized from defendant was not identified in a certified lab, it was identified by an expert in forensic chemistry who followed the same procedures used by law enforcement in a lab licensed by the SBI and the DEA. The trial court did not commit plain error in allowing the state’s expert witness to testify to the results of his chemical anal[...]

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