NC Industrial Commission Update

Former state representative Ken Goodman has been confirmed as a Commissioner at the Industrial Commission by unanimous vote in the House and Senate of the General Assembly on April 18, 2019. He previously served as a Democratic member of the General Assembly representing the 66th district in Montgomery, Richmond, and Stanly Counties. James Gillen has…

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New Guidelines for the Coming and Going Rule

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently issued a new opinion concerning the coming and going rule. In the case of Wright v. Alltech Wiring & Controls, the Court provided some guidance concerning the contractual duty and traveling salesperson exceptions to the rule. The deceased worked as an estimator, which required him to visit various…

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Three Attorneys Contribute to the DRI Insurance Rescission Compendium

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Partners Bill Bulfer, Courtney Britt and Brian Love recently contributed to DRI’s Insurance Policy Rescission Compendium by authoring the North Carolina Chapter.  The compendium is a joint project between the DRI Insurance Law Committee and the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee that took over a year to complete. It “is a comprehensive resource for…

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Emerging Issues: Workplace Harassment and Workers’ Compensation in the #MeToo Era

Discussion of workplace harassment reached a fever pitch last Fall when media reports streamed seemingly endless claims against Hollywood moguls and corporate giants alike.  The #MeToo movement has added force to the discussion, no doubt leaving employers feeling exposed. Although harassment allegations are often handled in civil courts, certain allegations can be litigated in workers’…

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