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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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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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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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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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