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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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Investment adviser fraud claim settles pre-suit for $18.85 million (access required)

 Settlement Report Type of action: Investment adviser fraud/negligence Injuries alleged: Loss of investment, fees paid to advisers Case name: Case settled confidentially without filing suit Court: Wake and Mecklenburg counties Verdict or settlement: Settlement Date: Spring 2010 Amount: $18.85 million         ...

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Cuisine Bourgeoise: In re: Justice, Mecklenburg style

I'm no expert, but the ol' law degree, etc., is supposed to confer a better understanding of the law and legal procedure than what our profession calls the laity, a wholly inappropriate name, I believe, for Jane and John Doe. When it comes to trying to explain what justice is, why, I'm just as clueless as Jane and John, and rightfully.

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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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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Aggravating Factors – Notice From State – Search & Seizure – Standing – Auto Stop – Passenger (access required)

State v. Mackey. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0022, 15 pp.) (Robert N. Hunter Jr., J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Clifton E. Johnson, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The state faxed defense ...

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Copying error leaves county on the hook for just compensation (access required)

Simply Fashion knew in 2000 when it leased space in Freedom Mall on Charlotte's west side that its landlord was trying to sell the space. That's why the lease provided that either the landlord or its successor could terminate the lease on 120 days notice if the mall were sold and switched to nonretail use. When Mecklenburg County bought the mall in 2007 and converted the space for use by county employees, it offered Simply Fashion $21,813 to terminate its lease early. Simply Fashion refused, so the county moved to condemn the store's leasehold interest. It didn't need to do that, said Charlotte attorney Thomas L. Odom Jr. of the Odom Law Firm.

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Mecklenburg stays on top for NC brownfield redevelopments (access required)

When it comes to air quality, Charlotte is the worst in the state. But the area is environmentally friendly in other ways, particularly when it comes to redeveloping and cleaning brownfields - sites, such as former gasoline stations, that tend to repel developers because of concerns about contamination. Indeed, Charlotte continues to lead North Carolina in brownfield development since being the first city in the state to receive a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency brownfields assessment demonstration grant in 1996.

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