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Burton on Health Care and "Defensive Medicine"

In the current debate about health care reform, we hear a renewed call by medical and insurance lobbyists, politicians, and media pundits for “malpractice reform.” These ardent reformers do not seek to reduce medical malpractice or improve patien… 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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Burton Craige in Medical Malpractice Article in the N&O

Burton Craige is quoted in this article on medical malpractice in today’s News and Observer. The issue of medical malpractice had not been a significant part of the debate over comprehensive health care reform, but the issue briefly came to the… Read More
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Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of School Administrator in Adkins v. Stanly County Board of Education

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), along with the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, North Carolina Association of Educators, and North Carolina Troopers Association, have submitted an amicus brief to the N.C. Court of Appeals in… Read More
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Statute of Repose Bill passes NC Legislature

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Patterson Harkavy Prevails for Plaintiff in a Significant Constitutional Decision by the NC Supreme Court

In a unanimous decision, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the plaintiff could pursue his constitutional claims against the local board of education in Craig v. New Hanover County Board of Education. Jusitce Hudson, writing for the Court, h… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy Prevails in NC Supreme Court in Helm v. Appalachian State University

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Burton Speaks at NCBA CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution

Burton Craige spoke at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution, which was put together by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Family Law Sections. He spoke on the topic of child custody by non-b… Read More
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Burton Writes on Reforming the Statute of Repose

Burton Craige has written an article, entitled Reforming and Clarifying the Products Liability Statute of Repose, for an issue of Trial Briefs, the publication of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. The article discusses possible reform of the… Read More
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Burton Writes on UATRA, Reforming Negligence Law

Burton Craige has written an article, entitled Should North Carolina Enact the Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act?, for an issue of Trial Briefs, the publication of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. The article discusses possibl… Read More
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