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Attorney Fred W. Devore III Recognized on the 2024 Power List of Personal Injury Attorneys

Attorney Fred W. Devore III Recognized on the 2024 Power List of Personal Injury Attorneys by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly For the second year in a row, Fred W. DeVore, III, has…

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Construction site theft prevention

Delays in North Carolina construction projects can frustrate contractors, developers, property owners and other project stakeholders. Reasons for delays are nearly infinite, but the most common causes include bad weather, budget shortfalls,…

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Architectural design flaws past and present

When construction of the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta commenced more than eight centuries ago, the structure was intended to be a white marble monument to God. However,…

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Part 2: Does your brand-new Charlotte home come with warranties?

Regular readers of our Charlotte Civil Litigation Blog will recall a recent post in this space about warranties that can protect people who purchase a brand-new, recently constructed home. North Carolina law…

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Does your brand-new Charlotte home come with warranties?

Consumers have a different set of expectations when purchasing a new car than they do when they buy a used vehicle. When you buy a used car, you understand that it will…

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A to Z: links to Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC and U.S. laws

One of the goals for our Charlotte Civil Litigation Law blog is provide convenient access to usable information about the often-complicated and overlapping legal systems that describe and protect our rights, lives…

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Part II: What’s a mechanic’s lien?

As regular readers of our Charlotte civil litigation blog know, we recently tackled the subject of mechanic’s liens. The post described the types of construction professionals who can obtain a mechanic’s lien…

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Part I: What’s a mechanic’s lien?

Although the term mechanic’s lien sounds as if it refers to a slender person who repairs cars, it has nothing to do with carburetors and everything to do with a legal claim…

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I’ve been in a car accident. Do I need a lawyer?

Imagine for a moment that you are driving along East Kingston Avenue in Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood, enjoying the sights and sounds of a peaceful afternoon. Your reverie is shattered when your vehicle…

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Can you recover attorneys’ fees in a North Carolina lawsuit?

In Charlotte, friendly disputes over basketball, barbeque, politics – and every other possible topic – come and go easily, resolved with smiles. But serious disputes arise here, too, as they do everywhere.…

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Elements of a lawsuit: Discovery

Some disputes cannot be resolved simply or easily. If you have decided to file a lawsuit to resolve a dispute, a complex legal process with many moving parts begins to unfold. In…

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Builder’s risk insurance: What’s covered and what’s not

You have decided to take the plunge and construct a building or home. Because you’re making a substantial investment in land and construction, you wonder if you should spend some more and…

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What happens to a personal injury claim during a pandemic?

Life is difficult for people who have been injured or who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle crash. The coronavirus pandemic has further complicated matters for those who were…

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What is the difference between litigation and arbitration?

Whether dealing with a contract dispute, family law issue or other legal matter, it is not uncommon to find yourself faced with a choice: litigate or arbitrate. There are a number of…

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A primer on mediation

The legal system is constantly evolving. Decades ago, those who had a legal dispute generally had two options: discuss the matter with the other party and try to find a resolution of…

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Wills during the covid19 crisis

During this unprecedented time we have received some inquiries on how folks could obtain a Will.  We thought it might be helpful to provide you with some basic information. This is not…

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Can I get airplane tickets refunded because of covid 19?

The answer to this question may change as the situation with the virus changes. But here is a general rule. If you have booked a flight using award points, you should be…

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What to look for before hiring a contractor

Contractors are an excellent resource for major projects around the home. They can use their skillset to address issues such as home renovation, heating, plumbing and air-conditioning. However, not all contractors are…

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How to share the road with logging trucks

One of the most beautiful aspects of North Carolina is lush, green forests. Not only do these forests provide beautiful sightseeing and homes for wildlife, but they also provide jobs for many…

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The deadly consequences of distracted driving

Getting in the car and running errands, going to work and heading out for the weekend is automatic for many North Carolina. Many drivers multi-task while driving, instead of focusing on the…

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