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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Standard of Care – Statute of Limitations – Damages (access required)

Chase Development Group v. Fisher, Clinard & Cornwell, PLLC. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0395, 22 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Guilford County Superior Court (Catherine C. Eagles, J.). N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the ...

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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice Claim – Standard of Care – Ethics Professor – Professional Conduct Rules – Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Interference With Prospective Economic Advantage (access required)

Inland American Winston Hotels, Inc. v. Winston. An ethics professor who has no experience in commercial real estate and who has never been licensed to practice in North Carolina is not qualified to testify as to the standard of care applicable to the . . .

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Tort/Negligence – Collateral Estoppel – Arbitration – Legal Malpractice – Summary Judgment (access required)

WHD, L.P. v. Lawyers Mutual Liability Co. of N.C. The plaintiff was collaterally estopped from bringing a claim against an attorney where the same plaintiff previously brought a claim against him for negligent misrepresentation and malpractice as an attorney in its demand for arbitration.

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Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Negligence – Contributory Negligence – Real Estate Transaction – Restrictive Covenants (access required)

David v. Sossoman. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0767, 15 pp.) (Robert C. Hunter, J.) Appealed from Macon County Superior Court (James U. Downs, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The trial court did not err in finding that the defendant was negligent ...

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