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Hedrick Gardner Proudly Sponsors 2018 Corporate Counsel Awards

For the fifth consecutive year, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP was honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Charlotte Business Journal Corporate Counsel Awards held at the Carmel Country Club on February 1, 2018. The 23 finalists were each introduced along with photos from their law school yearbooks leading many to reminisce as […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

  On 1/18/18, the comment period ended for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed regulatory guidance regarding driving commercial motor vehicles (CMV) for personal use while off-duty. The guidance affects those drivers who are required to record their hours of service (HOS) while operating a CMV. A driver may record time operating a […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers

North Carolina – January 25, 2018. Seven attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and seven were selected as Rising Stars for 2018. Additionally, Patricia P. Shields, a partner in the Raleigh office, was selected to the following lists – Top 100: 2018 North Carolina Super Lawyers and Top […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2018 Legal Elite

North Carolina  – January 8, 2018. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that three attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2018 Legal Elite list. M. Duane Jones: Appellate Luke P. Sbarra: Litigation Michael F. Hedgepeth: Young Guns   About Legal Elite Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces Attorney Promotions

North Carolina – January 2018.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce that the following ten attorneys have been promoted in the firm:  John Byrd, Joseph Delfino, Rob Wilson, Elias Admassu, Lee Dixon, Laura Forrest, Nikole Haltiwanger, Brooke Mulenex, Holly Stott, and Lindsay […]

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Judge Linda Stephens Accepted as a Fellow of The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

North Carolina – December 29, 2017. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce the most recent milestone in Judge Linda Stephens distinguished career, acceptance into The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. With her induction into the College, Linda joins a select group of workers’ compensation lawyers who have been nominated as a result of their outstanding contributions […]

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Maintains $750 Reporting Threshold

The SMART Act requires CMS to annually review the costs associated with the collection of Medicare conditional payments and set forth a threshold amount applicable to settlements, judgments, awards or other payments (TPOC amount) for which it would not seek recovery. The threshold amount for 2017 was $750. On November 3, 2017, CMS announced the […]

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SC Court of Appeals Affirms Rescission of Workers’ Compensation Policy Procured by Fraud

The South Carolina Court of appeals recently affirmed a decision by the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission that allowed an insurance carrier to rescind a workers’ compensation policy of insurance that was fraudulently obtained with the intent of covering an injury that occurred earlier the same day but was not disclosed by the employers. In […]

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New Taxpayer ID & Mailing Address for the North Carolina Industrial Commission

New Taxpayer ID & Mailing Address for the North Carolina Industrial Commission New Taxpayer Identification Number Effective November 1, the NCIC’s Taxpayer Identification Number will be 56-1401519. Please make any checks to the Industrial Commission payable to Department of Insurance-Industrial Commission. New U.S. Mail Address Changes to NCIC Effective November 1, the NCIC’s Mail Service Center […]

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