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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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Tort/Negligence – Public-Duty Doctrine – Negligence – Ride to Motel – Intoxication (access required)

Estate of Burgess v. Hamrick. A woman whose intoxicated husband was killed while he attempted to cross a highway after a sheriff's deputy let him off at a motel is barred from claims by the public-duty doctrine and has no valid claim against the deputy in his individual capacity because his actions were not corrupt or malicious.

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