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A Defendant’s Answer to Reptile Litigation

In today’s world of litigation strategy and tactics have evolved into more than putting your evidence on at trial and making good arguments on behalf of your clients to achieve the desired outcomes.  Occasionally, lawyers may retain jury consultants to help pick a jury that may be best suited to hear a particular case, but […]

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Reigning in the Parsons Presumption, Part II

In the Summer, 2016 Edition of this Publication, we addressed certain recent developments with regard to the “Parsons presumption.”  Since that time, a decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court and subsequent action taken by the General Assembly of North Carolina has further clarified the extent to which the “Parsons presumption” will be applied. By […]

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North Carolina Industrial Commission Makes Changes To Sanction Amounts

North Carolina Industrial Commission Changes Sanction Amount for Late Filing of Forms 60, 61, or 63 The North Carolina Industrial Commission has just announced that: Effective December 1, 2017, the following changes will go into effect for sanctions issued pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-18(j): The amount sanctioned upon Carriers/Employers for failing to file […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

The long-awaited Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule takes effect 12/18/17. In August, a bill presented by Brian Babin (R-TX) to delay the ELD mandate quietly gained traction in Congress with 43 cosponsors, including high-ranking Kevin Brady (R-TX), and from outside Capitol Hill with the support of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA). Babin ultimately withdrew the bill but offered […]

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NCAWA presents Judge Linda Stephens of Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe Outstanding Judge of the Year Award

North Carolina – August 30, 2017. Hedrick Gardner & Garofalo LLP is proud to announce that Judge Linda Stephens is the recipient of the NC Association of Women Attorney’s 2017 Outstanding Judge of the Year Award. With this award, Judge Stephens joins a distinct group of women who have been recognized by the NCAWA for […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

North Carolina and South Carolina – August 15, 2017. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that eighteen attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Additionally, Mel J. Garofalo was named the Best Lawyers® 2018 Charlotte Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Best Lawyers […]

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CMS Further Revises the Requirements of the WCMSA Amended Review Process

On July 12, 2017, we issued an alert explaining the new WCMSA re-review process, which is referred to as the “Amended Review” process.  A link to that alert can be found here.  Since that alert, CMS has added another requirement to be able to take advantage of the Amended Review process, which is noted in […]

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Hedrick Gardner Welcomes New Partner Joshua Shaw

Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Joshua D. Shaw has joined the firm as a partner in the Columbia, SC office. He will practice in the firm’s Construction Law practice group. Josh has developed a diverse state-wide construction practice that has included representation of general contractors, subcontractors, product manufacturers and professionals in construction defect […]

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David Bornemann Named to 2017 Legal Elite

Columbia, South Carolina – August 2, 2017  Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that David M. Bornemann, an associate in the Columbia office, has been voted by his peers for inclusion in the 2017 Legal Elite, published in the August issue of Columbia Business Monthly. He is being honored in the field of Workers’ Compensation.   About […]

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