Partner Henry Gorham Announces His Retirement

Effective December 31, 2017, named partner Henry W. Gorham will begin a well-deserved retirement, while remaining in an advisory role as “Of Counsel” for the firm.  As one of the founding members of Teague Campbell Dennis & Gorham, LLP, Henry has been actively involved in shaping the legal landscape in North Carolina and is revered…

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Equal Pay: The Next Big Issue

The last two years have seen rapid changes in equal pay legislation, and the nation-wide trend of enacting and amending equal pay legislation to provide greater protection for employees, and impose increased obligations on employers, is showing no signs of slowing. With equal pay legislation trending across the country, employers can expect to see a…

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North Carolina Works to Combat Opioid Crisis

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As opioid use continues to plague the community, as part of the workers’ compensation system and otherwise, North Carolina is one of many states working to take steps to reduce availability and use of prescription pain killers. Per the North Carolina Opioid Action Plan (2017-2021), prepared by the Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee (PDAAC), unintentional…

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Fourth Circuit Clarifies Statute of Limitations Applicable in Lawsuit Following Flood Insurance Claim

Plaintiffs’ waterfront home was damaged during Hurricane Irene in August of 2011. After the storm, Plaintiffs made a claim under a flood insurance policy issued by Allstate Insurance Company (“Allstate”) under the National Flood Insurance Program. Following inspections of the property by engineers hired by both Allstate and Plaintiffs, Allstate denied the claim. FEMA upheld…

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