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Kadis featured in Workers Compensation Magazine

Hedrick Gardner attorney Jeff Kadis was featured in the summer issue of the Workers’ Compensation magazine answering questions on how to best control medical costs. Questions covered topics including opioid abuse, success stories turning around expensive medical claims, and tools to control medical costs. To read Jeff’s responses and the entire article, click here.   […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Featured in IADC Newsletter

Luke Sbarra, Josh Neighbors, and Tom Buckley are the featured authors in this month’s International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Committee Newsletter. The articles discuss stipulating to liability in professional liability actions and a lawyers’ duty to inform a client of errors made in representation and can be read here.     Luke P. […]

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Determining When an Injury Caused by an Idiopathic Condition is Compensable

In the practice of workers’ compensation law, some of the most difficult claims to evaluate are those dealing with injuries sustained as a result of idiopathic conditions or conditions that arise spontaneously for which the specific cause is unknown. In the context of trucking, this situation usually arises when a driver suffers a heart attack, […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

On 4/1/18, the grace period ended for compliance with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate. Drivers caught without ELDs are now subject to being placed out of service for 10 hours, receiving a civil fine, and having points added to their Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program scores. If drivers are placed out of service in […]

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The North Carolina Industrial Commission Issues New Rules for the Utilization of Opioids Effective May 1, 2018

The North Carolina Industrial Commission’s new Rules for the Utilization of Opioids, Related Prescriptions, and Pain Management in Workers’ Compensation Claims became effective as of May 1, 2018. In order to assist all stakeholders in the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation system in understanding and implementing these Rules, the Commission published a Companion Guide, which contains additional guidelines established […]

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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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