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Unemployment Benefits for COVID-19 in North Carolina

March 19, 2020   |  
PLEASE BE AWARE: Riddle & Brantley does NOT handle employment law matters. We are providing this information to help North Carolinians understand new unemployment requirements specific to COVID-19, however we cannot assist with employment matters except for workers' compensation for workplace injuries. These resources are only provided as a helpful guide....
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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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No Means No: North Carolina Updates Sexual Assault Law

December 12, 2019   |  
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper recently signed legislation that reforms North Carolina’s sexual assault laws, extends the statute of limitations for civil suits against perpetrators of child abuse, and includes other safety protection measures for children. The new legislation will allow North Carolina prosecutors to charge and possibly convict people...
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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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Opioid Manufacturer, 4 Others Indicted in Federal Court

July 22, 2019   |  
IMPORTANT: Please note that due to filing deadlines and other criteria, we are no longer accepting any opioid claims. Legal action continues to heat up against opioid manufacturers and distributors. This week, the federal government filed charges against Miami-Luken, an Ohio-based manufacturer, as well as the company’s president and compliance...
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Riddle & Brantley Attorney Scott A. Scurfield Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States Bar

June 19, 2019   |  
[caption id="attachment_1020536" align="alignleft" width="350"] Scott Scurfield leads the Social Security Disability team at Riddle & Brantley in Raleigh, North Carolina[/caption] Riddle & Brantley attorney Scott A. Scurfield has joined an elite association of lawyers — on Monday, June 17, he was formally admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar. Admission...
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Heartbeat Bills & Abortion Bans: A Review of 2019 Abortion Laws

June 4, 2019   |  
This past Wednesday, Louisiana became the 9th state to recently pass a law restricting abortions. Louisiana’s abortion bill bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected. Under Louisiana’s new legislation, often referred to as a “heartbeat ban” or “heartbeat bill,” abortions are outlawed once a fetal heartbeat is detected. For some...
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