COVID-19 Limited Immunity Act: A Welcomed Degree of Certainty for North Carolina Businesses

Chris Stipes and Rebecca Thornton

As we continue to navigate the uncertain but improving times of the COVID-19 pandemic, potential legal exposure related to COVID-19 remains a particular concern for employers and business owners.  For example, consider those people who are finally deciding to dine out indoors at a local restaurant: From the customer’s perspective, they may wonder what can…

Matt Little and Becky Thornton Obtain Favorable Opinion from United States Court of Appeals in Animal Genetics Case

Matt Little and Rebecca Thornton

Teague Campbell attorneys Matt Little and Becky Thornton handled an animal genetics and cyrogenics case through the Fourth Circuit on behalf of Genex Coorperative, Inc. Genex Cooperative, Inc. is a high-tech genetics company from Wisconsin that specializes in in vitro fertilization and other genetic manipulation of pureblood cattle.  The case involved issues of breach of…

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

Rebecca Thornton

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. …