Greensboro Legal Blog

Be Active with Pickleball

Be Active with Pickleball

Pickleball is a rapidly growing sport, with usapickleball.org reporting “over 2,300 registered players and a membership group of just over 53,000.” This size translates into nearly 8,500 locations on the USA Pickleball Places2Play map.

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A Thunderstruck Wallet

A Thunderstruck Wallet

Have you ever felt annoyed by nasty thunderstorms, snowstorms, or bad weather that impact your day? How would you feel if those storms stopped you from getting to work and resulted in a smaller paycheck? Currently, no laws in North Carolina require employers to pay their employees who have been prevented from working due to severe weather conditions.

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A Breach of Good Faith

A Breach of Good Faith

Often, the parties involved in contract formation want to “win” and ensure the terms are most favorable to their objectives. Despite the pure competitiveness, North Carolina law implies a duty of good faith and fair dealing for those involved in contract formation. With that understanding, can one party enforce the duty of good fair, and fair dealing on their opposing party?

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Corporate Indemnification

Corporate Indemnification

In North Carolina, corporations can indemnify their directors, officers, employees, and agents. Indemnification is an agreement between the corporation and its employee to limit the personal liability of the employee when acting within the scope of their employment or on behalf of the corporation.

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The Valuation of Damages

The Valuation of Damages

Have you ever wondered how the damages claimed in a lawsuit are valued? Is it an arbitrary number selected by the plaintiff, by the plaintiff’s attorney, or is it calculated based on certain circumstances? In the state of North Carolina, the assessment of damages is determined on several factors.

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A New Liability for Nurses

A New Liability for Nurses

Since 1932, North Carolina has limited the liability of nurses properly executing the orders of physicians based on the Byrd v. Marion General Hospital case. The decision in Byrd essentially created protection for nurses from legal liability under specific circumstances. This 90-year-old precedent was overturned on August 19, 2022, when the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled on Connette v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, thereby creating a liability for nurses.

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The Inflation Reduction Act 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act 2022

On August 16, 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law and allocated $80 billion to fund the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over the next 10 years. Here’s more information about the impact and ramifications to you and where to find help.

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