Have you or a loved one developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Roundup?

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Have you or a loved one developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Roundup? Drew Brown Experts have concluded that Roundup may well cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma or cancer. More than 400 cases have been filed nationwide against Monsanto on behalf of plaintiffs who developed Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after exposure to Roundup. The cases are consolidated in the Northern District of California. The … Read More

Purchasing Real Estate with a Non-traditional Contract in North Carolina: Buyer and Seller Beware!

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Real Estate Contract

Purchasing Real Estate with a Non-traditional Contract in North Carolina:  Buyer and Seller Beware! James R. Faucher If you are entering into a non-standard real estate purchase contract, such as a Lease with an Option to Buy, a Contract for Deed—sometimes called a Installment Sale Contract—you need to be aware of strict legal requirements under North Carolina Law.  North Carolina … Read More

The False Claims Act: Knowledge is Money

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Knowledge = Money

The False Claims Act: Knowledge is Money Jeffrey K. Peraldo Whistleblower laws have been around since the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The False Claims Act (FCA), 31 U.S.C. §§ 3729 – 3733, was enacted by Congress during the Civil War in response to numerous incidents of bribery, corruption and fraud being perpetrated against the Government. https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/civil/legacy/2011/04/22/C-FRAUDS_FCA_Primer.pdf.  For example, in one … Read More

The Felony Murder Rule and Minors: An Unjust Combination

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The Felony Murder Rule and Minors:  An Unjust Combination Drew Brown A horrible injustice that shocked my conscious occurred last month to an African American child in a High Point courtroom.  No one seemed to notice. Peter Allen was 14 years old and 5 days when a much older “friend” approached him at a gas station and asked if he … Read More

Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation Claims Still the Law in North Carolina

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Alienation of Affection and Criminal Conversation Claims Still the Law in North Carolina James R. Faucher The Court of Appeals of North Carolina today reversed a trial court ruling that these claims — usually made against the person that a spouse has an affair with — are not facially unconstitutional in North Carolina.  The case is Malecek v. Williams.  The … Read More

Sexual Assaults at NC Nursing Facilities

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Rash of Sexual Assaults at NC Nursing Facilities James R. Faucher Over the past several years there have been a number of reports of sexual assault occurring at North Carolina nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  The assaults have been committed by employees and by strangers who entered facilities undetected. In addition to criminal liability for the perpetrators, facilities who … Read More

What is Custody?

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What is Custody? Constance A. Harris In North Carolina there are two types of custody. The first type of custody is legal custody. Legal custody is not defined in the North Carolina General Statues. Legal custody generally refers to the right and responsibility to make decisions with import and long-term implications for a child’s best interest and welfare. Hall v. … Read More

Land Condemnation 101

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Land Condemnation 101 James R. Faucher  Someone threatening to file a lawsuit against you can be very scary, especially when the party threatening is the State or City.  You should not let that fear deprive you of full and fair compensation for your property when you are threatened with condemnation. When the state, city, county or private condemnor takes your … Read More