Four Tips to Consider Before Signing a Contract

From lengthy and formal purchase and sale or lease agreements to nondisclosure agreements and employment agreements, written contracts are a routine part of the day to day operations of most businesses. By making sure your contracts are clear and accurate before you sign, you can eliminate a significant amount of risk should things not go…

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Dram Shop Law (Alcohol Liability) in North Carolina: A Primer

The Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABC) is a State Government Agency within the North Carolina Department of Commerce charged with providing uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages.  There are special risks involved in selling alcohol to the public.  The ABC Commission issues ABC permits, and works with…

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North Carolina Announces New Fiduciary Relationship for Health Care Providers Independent of Physician-Patient Relationship

On January 27, 2017, in King v. Bryant, the Supreme Court of North Carolina held that health care providers now owe prospective patients a fiduciary relationship that is independent of a physician-patient relationship and can even exist prior to formation of a physician-patient relationship. What Happened In King, the plaintiff-patient presented to an ambulatory surgical center…

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Three Tips for Businesses Using Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements

In the information economy, managing employee knowledge is critical. Recent labor trends of decreasing employee tenure only heightens the importance for businesses and employers to take pro-active steps in protecting sensitive information and relationships developed in the course of business from frequent employee turnover. Regardless of industry, employment agreements such as non-competes and non-solicitation agreements…

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Industrial Commission News

Chairman Charlton Allen has been appointed for a four-year term as chairman through December 30, 2020. Yolanda Stith has been appointed as the newest commissioner. She will serve the remaining two and half years of Andrew Heath’s original term and then an additional six-year term. Of that time, she will serve a four-year term as…

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Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP Receives Placement on NCTA Board of Directors

Teague Campbell is honored to receive placement on the North Carolina Trucking Association’s (NCTA) Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term.  Bill Bulfer, Partner in the firm’s Asheville office, will fulfill that commitment.  The NCTA Board of Directors seeks to contribute to the organization’s mission, vision and values, and offers expertise to ensure the health…

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