Best Cyber Security Practices for Working from Home in the Age of COVID-19

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With the spread of COVID-19 continuing across North Carolina, additional restrictions for residents were announced on Monday, March 23, 2020, by Governor Roy Cooper. Restrictions include the closure of more businesses by 5pm on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, and a ban on gatherings of more than fifty people. Employers have had to quickly adjust many…

Best Practices for Prevention and Management of Litigation against Educators

Across the nation, we are seeing a steady increase in litigation involving school teachers and administrators. These cases can range from personal injury suits for minor injuries sustained on school property, to very serious allegations of misconduct between teachers and students. Though preventing school-related lawsuits altogether may not be practical, there are several things that…

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

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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…

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…

Medicare Alert: MSAs & Liability Settlements

According to a release issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) late Thursday, June 9, 2016, CMS is again considering expanding its voluntary Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements (MSA) review process to include liability insurance settlements.  Per the official release, “CMS plans to work closely with the stakeholder community to identify how best to…