Full Commission Reverses Decision in Extended Benefits Case, Milton Nobles v. NCDHHS and CCMSI

Tracey Jones

On September 29, 2021, the Full Commission entered an Opinion and Award in Milton Nobles v. North Carolina DHHS and CCMSI. The Full Commission reversed Deputy Commissioner Harris’ Opinion and Award and denied claimant’s right to extended benefits beyond the 500 weeks, as well as his claim for PTSD. The Full Commission panel consisted of Commissioner…

Criminal Justice Reform in North Carolina: Important Changes for Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Patrick Scott

Governor Roy Cooper recently signed Senate Bill 300—a criminal justice reform bill—into law. The bill, reflecting the impact of the national conversation surrounding reform in law enforcement and attempts to address the calls for transparency from those who wear the badge, is expected to have major impacts on law enforcement and local governments in North…

Early Trends in North Carolina Extended Benefits Cases and How Comparable Jurisdictions in the Southeast Have Analyzed Similar Statutory Caps

Tracey Jones and Lindsay Underwood

Last Updated: September 30, 2021 The North Carolina Industrial Commission has recently issued decisions in the first round of extended benefits cases, in which claimants are arguing entitlement to temporary total disability benefits past the 500-week cap on benefits. Six cases have been heard and decided at the Deputy Commissioner level, and four of those…

Matthew Little Named to Power Attorneys List

Teague Campbell

Teague Campbell is pleased to announce that partner, J. Matthew Little, has been named to the Power Attorneys List for Personal Injury by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine. The Power Attorneys List recognizes leading attorneys in a particular area of law. Criteria for selection included: signature accomplishments, representative cases, and professional distinctions. Those chosen are…