The Importance of Filing Annual Reports with the N.C. Secretary of State

North Carolina law requires corporations and limited liability companies to file an annual report with the Secretary of State on or before April 15th of each year following creation. The information contained in the annual report includes, among other things, the name of the corporate entity, the nature of its business, and current information regarding…

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North Carolina: Patillo v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company: Another Review of the Parsons Presumption and Reasonableness of a Job Search

Last winter we examined the Court of Appeals decision in Wilkes v. City of Greenville and its seemingly a radical extension of the Parsons presumption to injuries not initially accepted as part of the claim.  The decision Wilkes was appealed to the North Carolina Supreme Court and is set for oral argument in mid-February 2017. …

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North Carolina Court of Appeals Determines Parsons Presumption Applies to New Injury to Accepted Body Part

On May 12, 2007, Plaintiff was working as a tire builder for Defendant-Employer, and sustained injury to her right shoulder. Defendants accepted the right shoulder as compensable. Plaintiff underwent surgery and returned to work. Plaintiff sustained a number of exacerbations to the right shoulder over the course of her claim. Following one incident in 2010,…

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Best & Worst States to Practice Medicine: See Where NC Ranks

This interesting article attempts to rank states from least to most friendly to physicians based on several factors including malpractice premiums, medical malpractice settlements and verdicts, physician density, access to tertiary care facilities and overall health of the population.  North Carolina ranks #23 overall but notably makes the list of lowest malpractice award payout per…

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Wake County Jury Grants Defense Verdict in Case Regarding Taxicab Hiring Policies, Website and App

Marc A. Jackson v. Amigo Taxi LTD. In October 2015, plaintiff was a taxicab passenger when the taxicab driver ran a red light and caused a collision. Plaintiff experienced severe physical injuries resulting in high medical expenses. Several months later, plaintiff sued the taxicab driver, the taxicab owner, and the taxicab business. Against the taxicab…

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The Dangers of Dual Agency

With breach of fiduciary duty claims continuing to top the list for legal risks facing real estate brokers and agents, dual agency and the risks and responsibilities associated with the same remain a critical issue for real estate agents. This is because fiduciary claims frequently arise in the context of dual agency—whether because of undisclosed…

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