Month: June 2018

Punitive Damages and Drunk Drivers in North Carolina

North Carolina’s civil courts seek to compensate injured victims by forcing the defendant to pay a sum of money called “damages.” Damages in a regular automobile accident will usually cover economic losses like medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Damages can also cover intangible harms like pain and suffering. However, motorists injured by drunk […]

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Are Mandatory Arbitration Provisions Enforceable in Business Litigation?

Many businesses do not read the contracts they sign as closely as they should. As a result, they might be surprised to find out that they cannot file a breach of contract suit in court. Instead, business contracts are increasingly including mandatory arbitration clauses. When a dispute arises, the parties must present their case to […]

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Sam Potter speaks on Franchise Law.

Sam Potter is speaking at the 2018 Convention for the Clean Eatz franchisees on legal opportunities and protecting the brand. Sam has been the Clean Eatz attorney almost from the beginning of this rapidly expanding franchise company that offers people in multiple states, a Cafe, Meal Plans, and Catering for delicious and healthy eating. At […]

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Water and Sewer “Impact Fees” Again Face Legal Challenge

A land developer in Pinehurst is suing Moore County, saying they were charged illegally for water and sewer fees. We handled a similar case a few years ago. A County or Water Authority can charge for fees, but they either have to provide the service or will provide the service in the future. In our […]

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Martin Scorcese Facing Lawsuit From Former Nurse Over Dog Attack

Legendary Hollywood director Martin Scorcese is facing a lawsuit filed by a home nurse who was allegedly attacked by his dog. The lawsuit alleges that Scorcese and his wife allowed their dog to “approach, menace, attack and bite” the plaintiff while she was working as a nurse at their residence. The lawsuit filed in Bronx […]

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