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Workers’ Compensation: An Exclusive Remedy?

For years, many employers have assumed that if an employee alleges that he or she was injured while working, recovery under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act was the Employee’s only remedy. This belief is grounded in the language of  § 97-10.1 of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, which states: If the employee and […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

On 7/31/19, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) proposed to make its crash preventability determination program permanent. This program was announced in July 2017 and is intended to gather data on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) accidents to assess commercial motor carriers that pose safety risks. Since the FMCSA began reviewing crashes in 2017, 94% […]

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Josh Shaw Named to 2019 Legal Elite

Columbia, South Carolina – August 2, 2019  Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Josh Shaw was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Columbia Business Monthly, 2019 Legal Elite in the construction practice group. Josh devotes the majority of his practice to the construction industry representing contractors, developers, design professionals, and construction […]

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DOT/FMCSA – Noteworthy Updates

On 2/21/19, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the end of its exemption process for the medical certification of insulin-dependent drivers.  Any diabetic driver who has a medical card will need to renew and those in the future must be determined fit to drive by a certified medical examiner.  Since the exemption process […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces New Columbia Attorneys

South Carolina – March 4, 2019.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce that attorneys Alicia Clawson, John Rabb, and Marcy Lamar have joined the firm’s Columbia office. “Hedrick Gardner is fortunate to have these talented attorneys join our Columbia office” said firm […]

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Hedrick Gardner Announces Attorney Promotions

North Carolina – January 2019.  Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, a leading regional litigation and dispute management law firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Brooke Mulenex, Austin Walsh, and Michael Hedgepeth. “These individuals were promoted in recognition of the hard work and client dedication they have shown for many years,” said Hedrick […]

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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 2018 was $750. On November 15, 2018, CMS announced the […]

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Jennifer V. Ruiz Elected Managing Partner of Raleigh Office

Hedrick Gardner is pleased to announce that Jennifer V. Ruiz was elected managing partner of the Raleigh office, effective August 31, 2018. “I am honored and excited to be afforded the chance to serve Hedrick Gardner in this way. Having spent the duration of my legal career at this firm, I can say that each […]

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