A number of new laws went into effect in North Carolina on December 1, 2019. Here is a summary of some of the changes most likely to be relevant to the general public.
Administrative Remedies An important issue in many employment litigation situations – especially discrimination claims – is “exhaustion of administrative remedies.” The basic principle coming into play here is that you can’t sue someone for not fixing a problem if you
Most people understand the basic concept of Conflict of Interest, but it’s actually more complex than it may at first seem. Competing Interests In its simplest form, a Conflict of Interest arises when an attorney represents a client who is
A client asks: “I have a judgment from GE Capital that was issued in 10/2008. How would I go about getting that removed from my credit? Yes, it is mine. Whom would I contact? The court or the creditor?” If
Only about 10% of filed lawsuits make it to the courtroom; many disputes that could lead to lawsuits are settled before litigation ever starts. One of the primary reasons for this is the concept of settlement. Once the parties bring the facts out and lay out their respective views of the situation, it is often discovered that there is a solution the defendant can offer and that the damaged party is willing to accept to resolve the dispute. The question of whether or not to accept a settlement offer always rests with the client.
Sometimes, the information ON the envelope can save a case from a statute of limitations.
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