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Supreme Court Considers Ending Affirmative Action

November 2, 2022   |  
Will the Supreme Court Strike Down Affirmative Action? On October 31st, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases, both brought by the Students for Fair Admissions, against the University of North Carolina and Harvard University challenging the use of affirmative action in the universities’ admissions processes as unconstitutional...
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What’s New in 2022 for Personal Injury Law?

January 19, 2022   |  
New Year, New Laws, and New Trends in Personal Injury Cases As we ring in the new year, it’s important to be aware of legal and societal changes that may affect you and your loved ones. There are several local, state, and federal laws that will affect civil litigation in...
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IRS Gives Low-Income, Disabled Individuals More Time to Claim $500 Payments

August 18, 2020   |  
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has backtracked on a previous decision and will now allow low-income, disabled individuals until September 30 to file for $500 payments for dependents. The payments are part of the economic stimulus packages passed by Congress to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. IMPORTANT: If...
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Business Interruption Insurance for Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

April 28, 2020   |  
With thousands of businesses closed due to stay-at-home orders for the COVID-19 / coronavirus outbreak, the financial survival of many small and medium-size businesses is in danger. Many businesses have what is called “business interruption” insurance (typically as part of a business owner’s policy) that covers unexpected costs or loss...
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What is Business Interruption Insurance?

April 7, 2020   |  
Business interruption insurance is a type of insurance that reimburses the policyholder for lost income and helps pay for expenses when a business is affected by a particular “peril.” Business interruption insurance is also sometimes referred to as “business income coverage” or “contingent business interruption insurance.” Business interruption insurance is...
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Ask An Attorney: How Will Coronavirus Affect My Legal Matter?

March 16, 2020   |  
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak in North Carolina, many North Carolinians have urgent questions concerning ongoing legal matters or potential cases. Riddle & Brantley is here to help. We have implemented policies and procedures to protect our clients. Your safety is our #1 priority and we are striving...
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North Carolina Courts Close Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

March 16, 2020   |  
***UPDATE: In a new order, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has ordered that all jury trials in North Carolina be delayed until at least August 1, 2020. Many of our clients have recently asked: Are North Carolina courts open during the coronavirus outbreak? Technically, the North Carolina courts...
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Minimum Age for Tobacco & E-Cigarette Purchases Raised to 21

December 16, 2019   |  
Congress has permanently banemd the sale of tobacco and e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 21. The new regulations were included in the budget for the federal government for 2020, negotiated among lawmakers in Washington. Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21 had...
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Penalties Strengthened for NC “Move Over” Law

December 12, 2019   |  
North Carolina drivers will face tougher penalties for violating the North Carolina “move over” law. The so-called Move Over law protects North Carolina State Troopers as well as other law enforcement officers and emergency and utility workers stopped along the side of highways. The law requires motorists to slow down...
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Give ‘Em the Finger (And Risk Arrest?) – North Carolina Court Weighs In

September 2, 2019   |  
Does “flipping the bird” at a North Carolina State Trooper qualify as disorderly conduct? In a 2-1 decision in early August, a North Carolina appeals court ruled that it can. A Middle Finger. A Traffic Stop. A Conviction. In January 2017 a trooper was helping a stalled motorist on U.S....
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