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North Carolina limo passengers may not be covered in collision

A person’s first prom is an exciting time in life. After dates and clothing are arranged, many students decide to travel with their friends to the prom in a limousine. Unfortunately, some people warn that a collision which occurs while riding in a limousine may have significant financial ramifications if that vehicle is not covered by an adequate insurance policy. Those in the limousine business warn that this may be the case, as the state of North Carolina may not always adequately regulate the industry.

Woman killed in North Carolina collision

Because so many people travel on the roadways each day, many of them overlook some of the potential dangers of traveling in an automobile. One brief moment of distraction or miscalculation could have serious, if not deadly, consequences. A North Carolina family is all too familiar with this possibility after a fatal collision left them mourning the loss of a young family member.

Breach of contract and negligence claimed against auditing firm

Another type of business dispute that arise somewhat commonly is when a company is dissatisfied with the auditing services of an outside company hired to undertake an audit of the company’s finances. In North Carolina and elsewhere, these are usually filed as breach of contract actions by the company alleging that the auditing company breached its duties under the agreement between them. The claim may also assert a tort count to the effect that the negligently performed audit resulted in damages to the client company.

School District sues insurers for breach of contract damages

Business litigation often involves disputes with insurance companies over the payment of property loss and other casualty claims made by business entities. In North Carolina and elsewhere, these are generally breach of contract actions against the insurer for violating the terms of the insurance contract and not paying claimed losses. Such claims may also contain tort elements for bad faith against the insurer.

Guilty plea in North Carolina could lead to wrongful death case

There are many times when people might suspect that they are in danger while driving. These circumstances tend to be during bad weather or heavy traffic. Most people probably think they are relatively safe as they travel home from church on a Sunday morning. Unfortunately, in what could ultimately lead to a wrongful death case, a North Carolina couple lost their lives while doing just that.

Veteran claims medical malpractice created permanent damage

Brave people in North Carolina and across the country have chosen to put their lives on the line in order to protect their fellow Americans. Unfortunately, several recent cases have highlighted the poor medical care provided by some U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facilities. One example has recently resulted in a medical malpractice case filed by a veteran who claims he has suffered injuries as a result of a doctor’s negligent actions.

Google faces more business litigation after monopoly claim

North Carolina readers of this blog may have taken note of a class action lawsuit that was filed against Google by two individuals. The men claim that Google is monopolizing United States searches on the Internet and mobiles. The business litigation was filed at the beginning of May with the plaintiffs claiming that statistics show that the share of Google’s handheld searches in the United States is 86.82 percent, documenting a clear monopolization of the search engine market.

Sleeping North Carolina driver could face wrongful death case

Most everyone is aware of the dangers associated with driving under the influence of alcohol. However, not everyone is aware of the potential dangers of driving while sleepy. One North Carolina doctor claims that people who drive while sleepy react in the same manner as a drunk driver, but the condition does not receive as much attention. Unfortunately, one man now faces criminal charges after allegedly falling asleep behind the wheel and causing an accident that could ultimately result in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Woman claims wrongful death after loss of her husband

Doctors, especially emergency room doctors, have difficult jobs. The fate of hundreds of patients each day likely relies on their ability to quickly and accurately diagnose their patient's illness or injury. Unfortunately, a medical professional's mistake could have dangerous consequences for patients in North Carolina. Those who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice can seek legal recourse in the form of a wrongful death case, just as one out-of-state woman has recently done.

Serious business litigation may be ahead in Sterling-NBA fight

The ongoing dispute over the NBA basketball team owned by Donald Sterling promises to bring unusual and challenging legal disputes to the table. Business litigation of this kind is virtually unprecedented, both in North Carolina and nationwide. The complex web of agreements between the NBA and the club owners is a mystery at this point, making it still unclear whether the NBA can compel an owner to sell his team.

Fatal North Carolina collision likely a result of drunk driving

The vast majority of people across the country have been guilty of poor judgment. This judgment ranges from the relatively minor to the catastrophic. When a person makes the poor decision to drive under the influence of alcohol, many lives can be impacted. A community in North Carolina is coping with the loss of a prominent member after an alleged drunk driver caused a collision that took the man's life and injured his wife.

Wrongful death case possible after fatal North Carolina collision

Some people find certain traffic laws annoying. They may feel that there is no need for the law and decide to ignore it. However, all traffic laws are in place to protect the safety of everyone who uses North Carolina roadways, and failure to observe them could have serious consequences. For example, police claim that one driver's decision to pass another vehicle, even though passing is not allowed in that area, resulted in the death of three people. The tragic accident could ultimately result in a wrongful death case.

North Carolina man faces criminal charges after collision kills 2

Many cities are known for their outdoor festivals, and as the weather warms, more and more people are flocking to these events. Unfortunately, dangerous behavior on the part of drivers traveling through the areas where the events are held could endanger the lives of thousands of innocent bystanders. In one incident in North Carolina, hundreds of event-goers witnessed a fatal collision that killed two people.

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