News at the Industrial Commission

Commissioner Myra L. Griffin was confirmed to the Full Commission on June 29, 2018 to fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Linda Cheatham. Governor Cooper appointed Commissioner Griffin as an emergency appointment to allow her to act as a Full Commissioner prior to her confirmation by the legislature. Commissioner Griffin will serve the remainder…

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Teague Campbell Congratulates Brian Love

Please join us in congratulating our newest partner, Brian Love! Brian focuses his practice on civil litigation and insurance coverage matters. His litigation practice concentrates in the areas of complex construction defect claims, products liability and general tort liability. Brian has also provided coverage opinions, prosecuted and defended declaratory judgment actions and has provided legal advice…

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Did You Know? The IC Rules Have Been Recodified

Did you know that, effective June 1, 2018, the Industrial Commission’s Rules were recodified from Title 04 Chapter 10 of the North Carolina Administrative Code to Title 11 Chapter 23 of the Administrative Code? According to the NCIC’s website, all references and citations to an Industrial Commission Rule on or after June 1, 2018, should…

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#MeToo Movement is Motivating a Potential Ban on Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Cases

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Background The #MeToo movement has gripped headlines for months by highlighting the prevalence of sexual harassment, with the entertainment industry and politics being a particularly high-profile focus. By bringing these issues to the forefront of consciousness, legislators are finally beginning to explore methods to address these pervasive issues. One such effort is the federal “Ending…

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Teague Campbell Attorneys Contribute to DRI’s Lastest Compendium

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Attorneys Courtney Britt and Bill Bulfer wrote the North Carolina Chapter in the Unfair Claims Settlement Practices Compendium published by the Defense Research Institute. The compendium surveys insurance law and practices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It focuses on claims handling and timing issues, providing references to applicable…

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The Developing Disability Dilemma

Recent rulings from The North Carolina Supreme Court and Court of Appeals have set Workers’ Compensation Defendants somewhat adrift regarding the burdens of proof relating to disability. With this uncertainty, and to counter the testimony historically provided by Plaintiffs seeking indemnity benefits, Defendants involved in complicated disability disputes should consider early involvement of a vocational…

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