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Court of Appeals sides with Patterson Harkavy in Workers’ Compensation dispute

In Cole v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Joel Cole. Mr. Cole suffered severe injuries to his back in the course of his employment with the Defendant, and filed a Workers’… Read More
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Burton and Narendra Secure Court of Appeals Win in Medical Malpractice Discovery Dispute

In Hammond v. Saini, __ N.C. App. ___, 748 S.E.2d 585 (2013), the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Judy Hammond. Ms. Hammond suffered severe injuries from an operating room fire while undergoing surgery t… Read More
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Appeals Court Decides Two Workers' Comp Cases

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently published decisions in the following cases: In Coffey v Weyerhaeuser Co., the Court,based on N.C.G.S. 97-38 in the Workers’ Compensation Act, was tasked with determining “whether [Barber’s] d… Read More
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NC COA Decides Handful of Workers' Comp Cases

Late last month, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published their opinions in the following workers’ compensation cases: Archie v. Kirk: The plaintiff worked for Edward Kirk changing billboard advertisements. Kirk provided necessary tools an… Read More
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NC Appeals Court on Asbestos and Workers' Compensation

In Maudlin v. A.C. Corp et al., the North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed a multi-pronged asbestos case. The case involved a man who worked as a pipefitter for more than 19 years at the company. He was exposed to insulation that contained asbesto… Read More
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NC Court of Appeals Reviews Workers' Comp Cases

The North Carolina Court of Appeals decided two workers’ compensation cases of note this week. The first, Salomon v. The Oaks of Carolina, involved a Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) whose shoulder was injured when she was changing a partial… Read More
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Court Dismisses Appeal as Sought by Patterson Harkavy in Workers' Comp Case

In Evans v. Hendrick Automotive Group, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published this opinion, ruling that defendants improperly appealed a non-final decision of the Industrial Commission, and dismissing their appeal. Ms. Evans was an office mana… Read More
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NC Supreme Court Sends Parking Lot Case Back to Commission

The North Carolina Supreme Court has sent a tricky workers’ compensation case back the Industrial Commission for additional fact-finding. Cardwell v. Jenkins Cleaner involves a plaintiff who was injured when she slipped on some black ice three… Read More
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Latest Workers' Compensation Decision from NC Court of Appeals

Earlier this week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published its latest workers’ compensation decision in Hedges v. Wake County Public School System. In this case, the plaintiff had stumbled and fell when she walked into a workroom to make… Read More
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NC Court of Appeals on Workers' Compensation for Parking Lot Injuries

The latest workers’ compensation opinion from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Cardwell v. Jenkins Cleaner, addresses the “going and coming” rule. “As a general rule, injuries occurring while an employee travels to and fro… Read More
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