NC Court of Appeals Decision Reaffirms Contributory Negligence Defense is Not Absolute

Rebecca Thornton, Jennifer Milak and Patrick Scott

Klapp v. Buck, a recent unpublished opinion by Judge Dillon of the North Carolina Court of Appeals revisits the defense of contributory negligence and confirms that this affirmative defense is not absolute. Background of the Case This case stems from an accident where Defendant’s vehicle collided with the Plaintiff who was riding her bicycle. The…


Deductible Policy Provisions: Potential Cost Savings for Employers

John Tomei

In these challenging economic times, which include inflation and rising costs of workers’ compensation coverage, one way employers can reduce their workers compensation insurance coverage costs is to request the inclusion in their policies of deductible provisions. In addition to premium cost savings, deductible plans can improve employers’ cash flow, provide increased tax deductions, and…


Update from the North Carolina Industrial Commission

Bruce Hamilton

Commissioner Myra L. Griffin Reappointed to Serve Second Term at the Full Commission Gov. Roy Cooper reappointed Commissioner Myra L. Griffin to serve a second six-year term as a Commissioner beginning July 1, 2022. Her reappointment is subject to confirmation by the North Carolina General Assembly. Griffin, who is designated vice chair of the Commission…


Teague Campbell Gives Back

Teague Campbell

As part of Teague Campbell’s mission to give back to our local community, in honor of each of our employee’s birthday, Teague Campbell donates to a 501(c)(3) charity of the employee’s choice. In the first quarter of 2022, Teague Campbell has donated to the following charities on behalf of our employees: A Place at the…