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Court of Appeal Decisions – September 16, 2014

Below are summaries of some of the major decision of the North Carolina Court of Appeals for September 16, 2014. North Carolina Court of Appeals Opinions September 16, 2014 Published Adcox v.…

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Do you know Mickey Moore?

This blog does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should not rely upon this blog for legal advice, but instead should consult an attorney experienced in your area of concern.

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Insurance Bad Faith Hits Poor Families the Hardest

Our firm has litigated numerous insurance bad faith cases representing clients across the board. In terms of property claims, these cases have ranged from multi-million dollar losses to corporate buildings, to million…

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Monroe Bypass back on track

The North Carolina Department of Transportation recently announced that after much delay, it is going to proceed with the Monroe Bypass. This will be a 20 mile toll four lane road that…

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Make sure that your automobile insurance policy has underinsurance coverage in the event of an automobile accident.

Did you know that in North Carolina, a person is only required to have $30,000 in automobile liability insurance coverage? With the rising cost of health care and mandatory diagnostic medical procedures,…

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Does a builder have insurance if a building has defects? Beware builders and owners!

Most builders or contractors have a commercial general liability (“CGL”) insurance policy for a particular project. It is often required by the construction lender. However, whether this policy actually affords any meaningful…

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DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A. Moving Law Office to Queens Road

On July 21, 2013, the law firm of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, P.A., a prominent firm in the Charlotte area for over twenty years, is proudly relocating its law offices to 438…

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Avoid pitfalls of the insurance application and claims process

Our firm recently litigated a case where a warehouse was damaged by a tornado. The damage was estimated to be around $1 Million. During the course of the investigation of the claim,…

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Handling Auto Accidents & Insurance Companies

If you have had the unfortunate experience of being in an automobile accident, you have likely also suffered the uncomfortable and painstaking task of dealing with an insurance company. And depending on…

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Insurance Information for Tornado Victims

From the deep south, through the midwest, and even into the Carolinas, recent bad weather has spawned multiple deadly tornadoes. While we grieve for the lives lost, many are faced with the…

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Executing on a Judgment

One of the biggest issues facing litigants and attorneys in a poor economy is the ability to collect on a judgment. My guess is that a majority of the public think that…

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Medicare and Medicaid Liens

Recent legislative changes have impacted the settlement of personal injury and workers compensation cases in regards to Medicare and Medicaid. (Medicare is for folks over 65 years old, Medicaid is for folks…

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Preliminary Information on Condemnation Cases

If you or someone you know has recently received a notice or a declaration of taking by the government regarding a portion of your property, there are significant questions you need answered…

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Estate Administration: Qualifying as Administrator

In North Carolina, if a person dies without a Will, that person is said to have died “intestate,” and the Administrator is the person who handles the deceased person’s (decedent’s) estate. If…

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Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions?

How important is it that you know the restrictions on your property? Just ask a recent Charlotte couple who now have to demolish a $500,000 addition to their home because they innocently…

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The Importance of Knowing Your Automobile Insurance Coverages

In North Carolina there are basically six types of typical automobile insurance coverage. (1) there is liability coverage which pays others that you might hurt with your car. Currently, the minimum limits…

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Corporations Must Be Represented By Counsel

If you own a corporation, company, small business, or some other organization and you feel you have been wronged or you wish to file a lawsuit . . . hire an attorney.…

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Negligent Truck Maintenance

Driving adjacent to or even near a tractor trailer represents one of the largest fears of the driving public. Simple physics and common sense suggest that if your mini cooper and a…

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Trees are beautiful but dangerous

In the past two years our firm has handled two death resulting from falling trees. In both instances there was a failure to inspect and remove the tree after telltale signs of…

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Consequences of Writing a Worthless Check (NC)

If you are like me, then there are times in your hectic life when you aren’t quite sure exactly how much money you have in your checking account. In an age where…

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