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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The court issued an unpublished opinion about a pedestrian-vehicle auto accident in Hill v. Thompson this week.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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New Laws Go Into Effect Today

A bunch of the new laws passed by the North Carolina legislature earlier this year go into effect today. The News and Observer highlights a few, including the statute of repose law that helps consumers injured by defective products. The N&O also… 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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Bills Protecting Workers and Consumers Signed by Governor

The Statute of Repose Bill was signed by Governor Perdue on August 5, and becomes effective on October 1, 2009. The text of the bill can be found here. The Guaranty Fund Bill was signed by Governor Perdue on August 7, and becomes effective immediatel… Read More
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Guaranty Fund Bill Passed by NC Legislature

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Statute of Repose Bill passes NC Legislature

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Today's Workers' Compensation Opinion by the NC Court of Appeals

Leggett v. AAA Cooper Transportation, Inc.: A workers’ compensation case can involve a separate personal injury case against a third party (not the employer) if the third party was responsible for the employee’s injury. When such personal… Read More
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Today's Workers' Compensation and Employment Decisions by the NC Court of Appeals

In Panos v. Timco Engine Center, the court considered the applicability of the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act (NCWHA) to an employee who works outside of North Carolina. Plaintiff had brought an action based on the company’s failure to pay se… 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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