Admissibility of Accident Reports in Jury Trials

In an opinion (Joines v. Moffitt) issued this morning by the NC Court of Appeals, the Court set forth an interesting discusssion of the admissibility of accident/crash reports in jury trials involving auto accidents. The complete opinion can be found at: The pertinent portion is quoted below: …….”Hearsay is “a statement, other than one […]

NCAJ Mock Trial Competition

Owens & Miller attorney, Kimberly Miller is very proud of her Enloe High School mock trial teams and their performance in the NCAJ Wade Edwards High School Mock Trial Tournament held on February 9, 2013! Kimberly reported that her teams were amazing and that she could not be prouder of all of her students. One […]

Owens & Miller listed as 2013 Rising Stars in SuperLawyers Magazine!

Owens & Miller partners Will Owens and Kimberly Miller were honored to be included on the list of “Rising Stars” in the 2013 Edition of SuperLawyers Magazine. The magazine was included in Sunday’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. See page 41/42:

Meyer new leader of NC Industrial Commission

The IC has a new leader. If Senate Bill 10 passes, all IC Commissioner will be replaced by new commissioners to be appointed by Gov. McCrory. Meyer new leader of NC Industrial Commission RALEIGH (AP) — The panel that determines workers’ compensation awards to injured workers in North Carolina has a new leader. Gov. Pat […]

New day for Durham judicial system

Durham County is joining the ranks of Harnett, Mecklenburg, and Dare Counties as having one of the nicest courthouses in the State. The attorneys and staff at Owens & Miller are looking forward to litigating cases in this beautiful new facility! Officials hope new facilities will be more pleasant for the public By Jim […]

NC Supreme Court: Fight over Big Rock prize will get trial

By Anne Blythe – [email protected] RALEIGH — The fishing crew from the 2010 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament angling to claim nearly a million dollars in prize money won part of its fight this week, but a larger legal battle looms. The state Supreme Court issued a favorable ruling Friday for the crew and owners […]

Advocates seek a safety net for injured NC workers

RALEIGH — John Ashworth survives on a web of government programs never designed to help him. The program that should have – a swift and efficient workers’ compensation program – has failed repeatedly to make Ashworth whole since he shattered both feet after falling off a roof in 2008. His former boss, Robert Wayne House […]

Sunny Again

Republican Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County is a level-headed lawmaker with expertise on budget issues and a lot of the fine print in business regulation. He’s also got an independent streak and isn’t afraid to admit when he makes a mistake. Those are refreshing qualities in a legislative atmosphere of harsh partisanship. Folwell now […]

Owens & Miller Attorney Will Owens Judge’s Mock Trial Competition

Owens & Miller Attorney Will Owens was happy to spend this past Saturday serving as a judge at The 7th Annual Tobacco Road Invitational Mock Trial Competition at the Durham County Courthouse. The competition was hosted by Duke University. Will helped judge a wrongful death trial in which a team of future lawyers from Elon […]

Lawmakers say they will reverse course on worker comp law

The same state lawmakers who passed a law making it impossible for workers to find out whether their employers carry workers’ compensation insurance are now promising to reverse course. State Rep. Dale Folwell, the No. 2 ranking Republican in the House, said Wednesday he didn’t know the provision he tucked into a last-minute budget bill […]