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COVID-19: Operations Update for South Carolina Courts

South Carolina courts have taken several precautionary measures in response to the spread of COVID-19. The following measures have been put in place for Circuit Court and Magistrate’s Court: By Order of the Supreme Court dated March 18, 2020, all scheduled terms of court are canceled until May 1, 2020. This includes jury trial terms, non-jury trial […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

On 3/13/20, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an unprecedented national emergency declaration to provide hours of service (HOS) relief to drivers transporting goods needed to respond to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Those commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operations exempted include those meeting needs for: Medical supplies and equipment related to testing, diagnosis and treatment […]

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ERISA Liens: Another Concern Prior to Settlement?

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established retirement and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. In the context of workers’ compensation claims or civil litigation, the subject of ERISA is usually raised when an […]

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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers

North Carolina – January 22, 2020. Four attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and five were selected as Rising Stars for 2020. The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2020 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are: M. Duane Jones, AppellateMel J. Garofalo, Civil Litigation: DefenseJeffrey A. Kadis, Workers’ CompensationPatricia P. Shields, Civil […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces Attorney Promotions

North Carolina – January 2020.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Lee Dixon, Michael Hedgepeth, Michael Rothrock, Holly Stott, and Shari Ballard. “We are excited to promote these five individuals in recognition of their years of excellent work and […]

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Duane Jones Selected for Inclusion in 2020 Legal Elite

North Carolina  – December 30, 2019. Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that M. Duane Jones, special counsel in the Charlotte office, has been selected for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s 2020 Legal Elite.  He is being honored in the Appellate field. About Legal Elite: Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has honored Tar Heel lawyers […]

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Evidence Preservation Letters: How to Respond, Relevant Evidence, and Avoiding Future Discovery Disputes

An evidence preservation letter is a written request that certain documents, electronically-stored information and data (“e-data”), and vehicles be preserved in anticipation of future litigation. One of the first questions we hear is, “What evidence is really necessary?” Although demands to preserve evidence may be onerous and burdensome, it is important to begin collecting this […]

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Hedrick Gardner Opens Asheville Office

North Carolina – November 4, 2019 Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth office. The office is located in the heart of downtown Asheville at 49 Broadway Street, and is led by partner Kristie Hedrick who relocated from […]

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