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Appeals Court Reverses Dismissal of Lawsuit Against Duke University

October 1, 2013

A former parking attendant at Duke is now allowed to pursue a lawsuit against the university, stemming from a 2008 incident that cost him his job. The Duke Chronicle reports that Brian Wilkerson is permitted to move forward with the lawsuit against Duke, specifically the Duke University Police Department. The ruling came through the North […]

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Unsafe NC Railroad Crossing Causes Second Accident in a Week

June 28, 2013

On Tuesday, June 25, a freight train crashed into a car at an insufficiently marked railroad crossing and dragged the vehicle, with the driver inside, 200 yards, reports WSOC-TV. The impact occurred in Conover, North Carolina, but the car was dragged into the city limits of neighboring Newton. The driver of the car, 34-year-old Efren […]

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NC Workers’ Comp Bill Could Delay Treatments for Injured Workers

June 19, 2013

A new bill that is currently being considered by the House of Representatives seeks to change the procedures and treatment for workers injured on the job. If passed, it could cause serious delays in workers’ compensation claims processing and prevent injured employees from receiving prompt treatment. Called Senate Bill 174, Disapprove Industrial Commission Rules, the […]

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Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Unfolds in North Carolina

April 1, 2013

An investigation of Medicare and Medicaid fraud continues to net cheats draining resources from the two government programs. One of the sweeps for fraudsters, which started in December 2011 and is ongoing today, has rounded up dozens of criminals. Among the more outrageous arrests is that of a Wake County licensed therapist who is said […]

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Officials Investigate NC Construction Accident that Killed Two Children

April 8, 2013

A six and seven-year-old died in Stanley, North Carolina Aug. 7 after being buried by thousands of pounds of dirt at a residential construction site. The children were playing in a 24-foot deep pit when the sides collapsed on them. The children who died were 6-year-old Chloe Jade Arwood of Gastonia and 7-year-old James Levi […]

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Durham Women Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver

April 16, 2013

A Durham woman standing on the shoulder of the Durham Freeway near Briggs Avenue was struck by a car that swerved onto the shoulder then drove off on April 12, reports the News Observer. Zaida Juarez, 26, of Durham, was a passenger in a two-car crash that occurred about 7:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes […]

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NC Town Council Member Faces Felony Charges for DWI Hit and Run

May 15, 2013

Plymouth Town Council Member Aneka Gibson faces felony charges for hitting a teenage girl and fleeing the scene, reports WBTW 13. Gibson was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the hit and run. The accident occurred May 9 at approximately 7:15 p.m., according to troopers. Gibson allegedly fled the scene after […]

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NC Court of Appeals Rules that Worker is Entitled to Workers’ Comp Benefits

May 8, 2013

The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that a worker who was allegedly injured on the job was entitled to benefits even though her employer denied her claim. A women who worked in a the meat department of a grocery store fell while carrying trays of chicken out of a walk-in cooler and injured her […]

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North Carolina DWI Penalties – What You Should Know

March 12, 2014

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) in North Carolina is a very serious offense with serious punishments. You could face large fines, mandatory jail time, and loss of your driving privileges. If you are a repeat offender, these penalties increase and additional punishments are added such as an ignition interlock device for our car. Additionally, if there […]

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U.S. Investigates Sexual Harassment Charges at UNC

May 23, 2013

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill play a prominent role in judging sexual misconduct when it is reported. They serve a kind of quasi-judicial function which, in other circumstances, would be handled by workers in the criminal judicial system — police, prosecutors, judges and defense lawyers. Their handling of sexual harassment […]

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