Menu

Latest News

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 […]

Read More  

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 […]

Read More  

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 […]

Read More  

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 […]

Read More  

Legislature Amends § 97-82 to Clarify Which Injuries Are Accepted Pursuant to A Form 60

The North Carolina Legislature and Governor Roy Cooper have passed a law clarifying that an employer’s acceptance of the compensability of a specific injury on a Form 60 or Form 63 Section 1 shall not extend the “Parsons presumption” to injuries and conditions other than those specifically listed on the Form 60 or Form 63 Section 1. The North Carolina Legislature enacted […]

Read More  

The Camera Doesn’t Lie

“In-Cab” or “dash-cam” cameras are becoming a more and more popular way for trucking companies to use technology to lower their costs and improve the safety of their drivers.  The relatively low cost of a dash-cam system compared to the high price of insurance, fuel costs, and possible litigation make them an economically feasible risk […]

Read More  

Certain Old WCMSAs may now be Re-reviewed by CMS!

A Second Bite at the Apple? CMS Expands the WCMSA Re-Review Process Do you have cases that you cannot settle due to an outdated, CMS-approved WCMSA?  If so, there is good news – CMS has expanded its WCMSA Re-Review process, which allows for resubmission of those old CMS-approved WCMSAs in certain situations. Section 12.4 of […]

Read More  

Industrial Commission Increases Efforts to Identify and Prosecute Uninsured Employers, Part II

A prior post contained the first of this two-part installment about the North Carolina Industrial’s Commission’s efforts during the past couple of years to deter employers subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act from failing to carry workers’ compensation insurance. This second and final installment of the series further explores the issue and information presented in […]

Read More