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

Cub Scout Webelos Learn about the Rule of Law

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in News

Thanks to Superior Court Judge Phyllis Gorham and the bailiffs from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department for taking their time to talk with the Cub Scout Webelos of Pack 212 about Judge Gorham’s role as a community leader and the rule of law in the United States.

Aggressive Lawyers

January 17th, 2017 | Posted in Law for Non-lawyers

A lot of attorneys advertise that they are “aggressive” and “fight” for you. You never see doctors claim they will “aggressively fight” your disease; or accountants say they are “pit bulls” when they deal with the IRS; or you need to hire this particular general contractor because he’s a “shark.” Attorneys advertise for this because …Read More