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Attorneys – Discipline – Conflict of Interest – Real Property – Restrictive Covenants (access required)

North Carolina State Bar v. Sossomon. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0898, 20 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from the State Bar. N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: When the defendant-attorney represented a woman who was selling land that had been in her family ...

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Web 2.0 adds new ethics twists to legal marketing (access required)

By CORREY STEPHENSON, Lawyers USA, the national sister paper of Lawyers Weekly [email protected]   While many lawyers are taking advantage of abundant networking and marketing opportunities using Web 2.0 platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, they should be aware of ...

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Criminal Practice – Attorneys – Potential Conflict of Interest – Prior Representation of State’s Witness – Trial Court Inquiry – Evidence – Hearsay – Against Penal Interest (access required)

State v. Choudhry. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0801, 20 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) (Cheri Beasley, J., dissenting) Appealed from Durham County Superior Court. (Henry W. Hight Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: Even though defense counsel had previously represented a ...

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Municipal – Zoning – Conflict of Interest – Hearing – Variance – Neighboring Nonconforming Use (access required)

Harbor Baptist Church v. City of Charlotte. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0778, 11 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Robert C. Ervin, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The defendant-city’s zoning board of adjustment (ZBA) discussed both ZBA ...

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Criminal Practice – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance – Conflict of Interest – Lawyer’s Other Client (access required)

U.S. v. Nicholson. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-01-0649, 46 pp.) (King, J.) No. 08-6347, July 12, 2010; USDC at Norfolk, Va. (Morgan, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: The 4th Circuit earlier reversed the district court and said petitioner’s lawyer had an actual ...

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