Lemon Law

September 9th, 2018 | Posted in Consumer Law, Law for Non-lawyers

North Carolina, like several other states, has a “lemon law” statute for the purchase or lease of new vehicles.  Titled the New Motor Vehicles Warranties Act, the statute protects the buyer of a new motor vehicle, including cars, pickup trucks, motorcycles, vans and motor homes weighing less than 10,000 pounds from defective vehicles.  Under this …Read More

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

Riding with Drunks

September 21st, 2016 | Posted in Auto & Trucking Accidents, Law for Non-lawyers, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

There are a lot of public awareness campaigns on driving while intoxicated, but less emphasis has been placed on riding with an intoxicated individual. Aside from the physical danger, the choice to ride with an obvious drunk can have serious effects on any potential lawsuit the passenger may have. North Carolina still retains the old …Read More

Sticks and Stones

August 5th, 2016 | Posted in Defamation, Free Speech, Law for Non-lawyers, Personal Injury, Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

Defamation is a false statement communicated to another person that injures a person’s reputation or good name. Lawsuits for defamation have a long history in the United States, even before the Revolution. Claims for defamation fall between the right of free speech of citizens and the acknowledgement that misstatements and lies can severely damage a …Read More

Privacy Invasion

July 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Law for Non-lawyers, Real Estate Litigation

One of the issues with drones as I’ve touched on before is their ability to invade a person’s privacy. Other than the FAA regulations, claims may be made against the drone operator under long-standing North Carolina law. Although other states may have additional protections, the privacy protection in North Carolina that may help against drones or …Read More

Eye in the Sky

July 14th, 2016 | Posted in Law for Non-lawyers, Web/Tech

Lately in my neighborhood there has been a humming noise going around that sounded different from the chirping of crickets and buzzing of mosquitoes typical on a summer night in North Carolina. Someone is enjoying a new drone and flying about our community. While there are professional and governmental uses for such devices, I suspect my …Read More

“It’s Not Just Bathrooms” or “What the Heck Just Happened in North Carolina?”

March 25th, 2016 | Posted in Annexation Law, Employment law, Law for Non-lawyers, Municipal Law

What Happened? News has exploded across North Carolina and the county regarding a broad new law that the North Carolina legislature passed. It occurred in a special session and in less than 12 hours with almost no notice until it was done. The new law is the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, officially titled …Read More