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North Carolina’s Attractive Nuisance Doctrine | Liability for Injuries Off-Premises

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Premises liability is the area of law that permits recovery of money damages when one is injured by an unsafe condition on another person’s property. An interesting aspect of premises liability law is the “attractive ...

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Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in North Carolina Employment Contracts

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Companies employing skilled labor such as doctors, engineers, and architects frequently include arbitration clauses in their employment agreements. The benefit to the employer is that arbitration is typically less expensive ...

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Lawsuits against Cities and Counties | Sovereign Immunity under North Carolina Law

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Just like corporations, governmental entities can be responsible for mistakes that cause serious personal injury, property damage, or financial loss. Regrettably, governmental entities in North Carolina are by default immune ...

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Food Poisoning and North Carolina’s Implied Warranty of Merchantability

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In the recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision Williams v. O’Charley’s, Inc., the Court confirmed that a restaurant patron hospitalized as a result of food poisoning may sue the restaurant providing the harmful ...

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Personal Guarantees on Commercial Contract Collections and the Typical Requirement of Two Signatures under North Carolina Law

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For many startup businesses, it can be impossible to obtain credit without offering a personal guarantee of an owner or officer. If the business is not successful, and cannot pay its debts, this guarantee can come back to ...

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Denial of Death Benefits Under North Carolina Life Insurance Policy

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Consumers purchase life insurance policies to ensure that their families are financially cared for when they pass away. The life insurance policy is a contract whereby you pay your premium and, in exchange, the life insurer ...

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North Carolina Punitive Damages Law

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Many people are familiar with the phrase “punitive damages,” but most do not quite understand what it means and the types of cases where such damages are available. In North Carolina, the majority of controlling law is ...

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Raleigh Construction Accident Personal Injury Attorneys

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Construction sites are dangerous places. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are approximately 150,000 construction accidents each year. In some circumstances, the injured party is a passer-by, but, more often ...

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