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‘Health of our judicial system’ depends on diversity (access required)

Sidney Evering has embraced his role as Parker Poe’s director of diversity with precision and dedication. His can-do attitude has bolstered the firm’s effort to make its diversity program a model for others. Parker Poe’s “Life in a Law Firm” project, piloted in the firm’s Columbia office and expanded to its Raleigh operation, provides an opportunity for minority law students to participate in mock job interviews, panel discussions and presentations.

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Civil Practice – Removal – Diversity – N.C. Defendant – Fraudulent Joinder Claim – Insurance – Fraud & Unfair Trade Practices (access required)

Ansley v. HealthMarkets, Inc. The language of a health insurance policy was not so clear that, as a matter of law, plaintiffs should have figured out as soon as they read the policy that it would not pay for what the defendant-insurance agent said it would pay for. Therefore, defendants have not shown that plaintiffs’ fraud and unfair trade practices claims are time-barred. Plaintiffs’ motion to remand to state court is granted. Plaintiffs’ request for costs and expenses is denied.

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