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Tag Archives: Litigation

Civil Practice – Res Judicata – Breach of Contract – Bad Faith – Unfair Trade Practices – Interlocutory Appeal – Insurance (access required)

Bruns v. North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0680, 10 pp.) (Sanford Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Craven County Superior Court (Jay Hockenbury, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since defendant, Farm Bureau, was dismissed from the ...

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Experts for hire: Womble Carlyle’s litigation support team is not just in-house (access required)

When Cris Windham arrived at Womble Carlyle 25 years ago, he got involved in the firm's tobacco litigation and quickly began to see the need for in-house medical experts. A litigation support team that included nurses and other experts to assist the firm's attorneys in developing medical defenses was assembled. Over the years, it grew. And grew. Today, Womble Carlyle's litigation support team is not only an in-house function. It is a subsidiary of the law firm in the form of FirmLogic, with services available not only to Womble Carlyle but also to other lawyers and firms. It's an unusual set-up. Womble Carlyle is one of only a few large law firms in the nation that offers their own in-house support services to other lawyers.

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