State of Emergency and Alcohol Sales.

September 8th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

Hurricane Irma is barreling toward North Carolina and I urge everyone to be prepared. The Red Cross has good information on how to be well-prepared. One issue of “preparation” I have heard from multiple sources for this hurricane is how you won’t be able to buy any alcohol when a hurricane is about to hit …Read More

The Role of Judges is not Easy

July 17th, 2017 | Posted in Uncategorized

In doing some research today, which may also lead to another blog post in the future, I ran across this aside from the Court of Appeals in 2006. Judge Joe R. John, writing for the Court of Appeals took the time after a lengthy written and well reasoned legal opinion on the liability or lack …Read More

Tenant’s Rights in Foreclosure UPDATE

February 28th, 2017 | Posted in Consumer Law, Real Estate Litigation, Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices

I have previously written about the protection tenants have when their landlord gets foreclosed on their rental property. The main protection for renters was the federal law entitled “Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009.” Unfortunately, that law expired on December 31, 2014 and a new federal law has not been passed to take its …Read More

Answered on AVVO.com. Punitive Damages in Motor Vehicle Collision

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in Auto & Trucking Accidents, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Q: Punitive damage for Auto accident in NC: What are the terms for an auto accident to be considered for punitive damages? If a driver cause an accident by running a red light and colliding with other vehicle, would this Gross Negligence be considered for punitive damages according to the NC statutes. A: Bradley’s answer: …Read More

2017 High School Mock Trial

February 10th, 2017 | Posted in News

On Saturday, February 5, Bradley Coxe and Sam Potter, partners with Hodges Coxe Potter & Phillips, LLP, volunteered as judges at the regional High School Mock Trial Competition in Wilmington NC. The case tried by the ten high school teams participating involved allegations of excessive force by a police officer assigned to a high school, …Read More

DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT OF 2016

February 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Business, Business and Commercial

The following is a memo of law prepared by our office for our attorneys summarizing the new federal law regarding trade secrets. It is written with more legal jargon than I usually put in a blog post, but despite that, it gives a good bullet point summary of this law. Enacted May 2016 to provide …Read More