“Chameleon” truckers creating dangerous driving conditions.

WRAL reports that “[d]angerous drivers who get their licenses taken away can’t go to the Department of Motor Vehicles and get another one, but that’s not the case with some of the biggest and most dangerous vehicles on the road. The WRAL Investigates team found that troubled trucking companies can shut down, change their name, […]

2012 Contested Judicial Elections in North Carolina- Superior and District Court

The North Carolina Bar Association offers information about the 2012 candidates for trial judge based on surveys of active lawyers in North Carolina. Click on the link below to find information about the candidates for trial court judge on your ballot who are in contested races. http://jpe.ncbar.org/2012-judicial-race-information.aspx/

Campbell Law News

Campbell Law News 2012  Ι 2011  Ι MEDIA INQUIRIES September 19, 2012 Campbell Law Alumnae to Receive 2012 Women of Justice Awards RALEIGH, N.C. –Campbell Law alumnae Shelby Benton and Kimberly Miller have both been named recipients of 2012 Women of Justice Awards. Benton and Miller will receive their awards during a gala ceremony on […]

Tax-dodging companies hide among layers of subcontractors

In 2010 and 2011, Martin’s Bricklaying supplied 76,000 hours of labor to help build the $125 million Wake County Detention Center on Hammond Road. The business earned $1,066,538 for this work, records show. The company’s owner, Sabas Martin Galeana, has run afoul of state and federal tax obligations in years past, court records show; he […]

GM to recall 249,260 midsize SUV’s for fire hazard.

Reuters  7:49 a.m. CDT, August 20, 2012 (Reuters) – General Motors Co will recall 249,260 midsize sport utility vehicles to correct a potential fire hazard, a U.S. government safety agency said. GM, in a filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the recall affected 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy SUVs, as well […]

The Ghost Workers- Cheating businesses make it tough for honest employers

As a commercial masonry contractor, Doug Burton prides himself on being exact. He counts bricks to calculate estimates. He knows each of his laborers by first and last name. He has memorized exactly what he’ll owe in taxes if he takes on an additional worker and knows week to week whether he can afford it. […]

New study: Tort reform has not reduced health care costs in Texas

A new study found no evidence that health care costs in Texas dipped after a 2003 constitutional amendment limited payouts in medical malpractice lawsuits, despite claims made to voters by some backers of tort reform. The researchers, who include University of Texas law professor Charles Silver, examined Medicare spending in Texas counties and saw no […]

NHTSA expands investigation of Jeep SUVs

Clarence Ditlow, executive director for the Center for Auto Safety, said it’s just a matter of time before Chrysler is forced to recall as many as 5 million Jeep SUVs built from 1993 to 2007. The Auburn Hills automaker disagrees. Based on data from more than 21,000 rear-impact collisions involving Jeep Grand Cherokees and other […]

Medical Payments Coverage Installment # 3

In our last blog about medical payments (aka “medpay”) insurance coverage, we discussed whether medpay benefits are subject to various liens from medical providers and health insurance subrogation companies.  On occasion, insurance companies ignore the plain language of their very own medpay insurance policy and refuse pay the benefits to which their insured person is […]