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Tort/Negligence – Causation – Directed Verdict – JNOV – Punitive Damages – Costs – Expert Witness Fees (access required)

Springs v. City of Charlotte. Even though there was conflicting evidence as to whether plaintiff's permanent injuries were caused by the accident or by her multiple sclerosis (or the treatments for her MS), plaintiff presented sufficient . . .

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Workers’ Compensation – Attorney’s Fees – Unreasonable Defense – Causation – Acute Breathing Difficulty – Smoker – Dusty Job (access required)

Blalock v. Southeastern Material. Where defendants' "common sense" theory -- that plaintiff's acute breathing difficulty was brought on by his smoking and not his exposure to dust on the job -- was refuted by the only three experts who testified in . . .

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Tort/Negligence – Summary Judgment – Causation – Respondeat Superior – Nursing Staff – Standard of Care (access required)

Perry v. Presbyterian Hospital. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0015, 15 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Richard D. Boner, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even if a plaintiff is ...

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Tort/Negligence – Causation – Directed Verdict – JNOV – Punitive Damages – Costs – Expert Witness Fees (access required)

 Springs v. City of Charlotte. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1095, 21 pp.) (Martha A. Geer, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Timothy L. Patti, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holdings:  (1) Even though ...

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Workers’ Compensation – Causation – Credibility – Back Injury – Conflicting Accounts – Delayed Report (access required)

Velazquez v. Collins Landscaping & Tree Service. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-08-1045, 5 pp.) (Staci T. Meyer, Commissioner) Appealed from Opinion & Award of Deputy Commissioner Ronnie E. Rowell. I.C. No. 995252. Holding: Plaintiff gave conflicting histories to his medical providers, ...

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Workers’ Compensation – Causation – Shoulder Injury – Later Neck Pain – Degenerative Condition (access required)

Steen v. Triad International Maintenance Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-08-0994, 12 pp.) (Laura Kranifeld Mavretic, Commissioner) Appealed from Opinion & Award of Deputy Commissioner Bradley W. Houser. I.C. No. 839303. Holding: Despite undergoing shoulder exams that involved his neck, plaintiff ...

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