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Does Your Community Civic Group Need to be Registered With the State

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I’ve recently received an inquiry about the ability of an unincorporated association to file suit on behalf of the association. There are, of course, many types of groups which are true organizations that have bank ...

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Liens on Funds in Construction Law

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Contractors and property owners, understanding lien rights is pivotal to handling disputes on construction work from additions to your home to larger commercial builds. We’ve discussed liens on property in previous posts, ...

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Warranties in Construction Litigation Disputes

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The risk of construction litigation often begins with limited initial contracts consisting of a proposal for work that is signed by both parties.  These are enforceable contracts; the parties agree on the scope of the work ...

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Attorney Fees in Injury or Property Damage Cases

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It is always frustrating for clients – and frustrating for me as their civil lawyer – when they are informed that in the U.S., parties generally bear the costs of their own attorney fees. Individual small businesses are ...

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Fair Credit Reporting Act – Ability to Sue for Inaccurate Disputed Information

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Many individuals have become aware of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, but less are aware of its companion consumer rights statute, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, or FCRA. FCRA provides consumers with rights regarding ...

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Change of Venue in Business Lawsuit

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I occasionally get calls from businesses outside of the Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest area but have received a summons in Wake County, Johnston County, Harnett County or other areas of the Triangle. These small business owners ...

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Wage Payments to Interns and Externs

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Some business law clients have asked recently about the need to pay interns or externs. With students trying to pad their resumes and gain experience, those job opportunities can be invaluable to all parties. However, small ...

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Independent Contractor or Employee

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Employers generally seek to have individuals working for them classified as independent contractors. There are financial benefits and limitation of liability benefits to the small business associated with this classification. ...

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