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Today's Workers' Compensation Decisions by the North Carolina Court of Appeals

Alston v. Federal Express is another decision on workers’ compensation liens, and how they are handled by superior courts under N.C.G.S. 97-10.2(j). In a 10.2(j) action, “the judge shall determine, in his discretion, the amount, if any, of th… Read More
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NC Supreme Court Denies Review in Fulford v. Jenkins; Win for Plaintiff

The North Carolina Supreme Court denied the defendants’ petition for discretionary review (PDR) in Fulford v. Jenkins today, among its long list of orders. This is a wrongful death action based on the negligence of the Duplin County Department… Read More
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This Week's Personal Injury Case from the NC Court of Appeals

The court issued an unpublished opinion about a pedestrian-vehicle auto accident in Hill v. Thompson this week. In the case, the 15-year-old plaintiff crossed a highway near her home, not at a crosswalk, and was struck by defendants’ vehicle. D… Read More
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This Week's Workers' Compensation Decisions by the NC Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals released two opinions this week on workers’ compensation. In the first opinion, Fonville v. General Motors, the most significant holding concerned the defendants’ unilateral termination of benefits. In this case, the… Read More
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