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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   |  
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 officer. Two pharmacists in West Virginia were also charged. The charges allege that executives at Miami-Luken ignored suspicious drug...
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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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New Laws Taking Effect in North Carolina in 2019

January 21, 2019   |  
Every year lawmakers enact new laws that go into effect January 1st.  North Carolina lawmakers enacted 11 new laws for 2019.  These laws will make changes to businesses, the way we vote, state primaries, the transportation industry and more.  It is important for North Carolinians to know the latest laws...
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A Look at How Justice Prevailed in 2018

December 28, 2018   |  
Each year, popular dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster chooses a word that stands out amongst every other word in the dictionary and names it the "Word of the Year". Recently, they announced that Justice was selected as the word of the year for 2018. For most, this decision doesn't come as a surprise, seeing...
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Riddle & Brantley, LLP Investigating the Las Vegas Shooting

October 20, 2017   |  
The worst mass shooting in US history occurred on October 1 when 64-year-old Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concertgoers from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. More than 500 people were injured by the shooting and another 58 lost their lives. The...
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Could President Trump Be Impeached?

June 26, 2017   |  
Signs of a Movement Are we witnessing the rumblings and signs of a movement to attempt to impeach our sitting President, Donald Trump? We have allegations of scandal involving collusion with our arch enemies, the Russians. We hear chatter about the President pressuring FBI director Comey to drop the investigation...
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Why Did the Jury Award $100,000 to the Woman in the Starbucks Coffee Lawsuit?

May 22, 2017   |  
Last week, a woman was awarded $100,000 for severe burn injuries she suffered when Starbucks coffee spilled on her lap after the cup’s lid came off. Many people do not understand why victims in hot coffee lawsuits are awarded money and believe these types of cases are scam lawsuits. The...
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Have Lawmakers Reached an Agreement to Repeal the NC Bathroom Bill?

April 3, 2017   |  
We have been following efforts to repeal the NC bathroom bill for months, including blogging about HB 2’s impact on our state and the governor’s work to repeal the controversial bathroom legislation. Per WRAL-TV, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and state lawmakers have finally reached an agreement to repeal the...
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