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Hedrick Gardner Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers

January 18, 2023. Six attorneys from Hedrick Gardner were selected to the 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers® list and four were selected as Rising Stars for 2023. Additionally, Patricia P. Shields was listed on the Top 50 Women North Carolina Super Lawyers list. The Hedrick Gardner attorneys selected to the 2023 North Carolina Super Lawyers list are: M. Duane Jones, Appellate Mel […]

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Hedrick Gardner Recognized as a Best Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023

November 3, 2022. Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP received several top rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2023 “Best Law Firms” report. The firm received Tier 1 regional rankings, the highest category awarded, in eight categories. The full firm report is as follows: Metropolitan Tier 1 Charlotte: Raleigh: Columbia (SC): Metropolitan Tier 2 Charlotte: […]

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Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo and Nichols, Choi, & Lee Join Forces to Grow Service to Clients and Expand Practice Areas

CHARLOTTE, October 1, 2022 — Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo announced today that the attorneys of Nichols, Choi, and Lee have joined Hedrick Gardner’s civil team to further strengthen service capabilities to mutually benefit both firms and their clients.  Through this union, Hedrick Gardner welcomes four new attorneys to the firm’s Litigation Group. M. Jackson […]

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AB5: A New Standard for Worker Classification – Part 4

by Joe D. Delfino In several of our most recent articles, we discussed the potential impact of AB5 (California Labor Code § 2775); a law passed in California which went into effect on January 1, 2020 and addressed the classification of certain workers as either employees or independent contractors. Since the passage of AB5, there […]

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DOT/FMCSA Noteworthy Updates (Spring 2022)

Allen C. Smith, Austin R. Walsh On 3/1/22, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a partnership with the American Trucking Association (ATA) to participate in the Biden Administration’s 90-day Trucking Apprenticeship Challenge, which is a part of the Administration’s Trucking Action Plan (TAP). To date, over 100 employers have accepted the Challenge that has resulted […]

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NC Court of Appeals Clarifies Calculation of Underinsured Motorist Coverage

by Austin Walsh On 5/3/22, the North Carolina Court Appeals published its decision in Tutterow v. Hall, et al. and changed the way Underinsured Motorist (UIM) carriers calculate the coverage available for UIM claims.  The holding gives UIM carriers a credit for all liability policies when tendered, not just the first liability policy that offers […]

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Reposition Your Thoughts About Repose

by Ross Bromberger What happens when an owner brings a lawsuit against its former general contractor six years to the day from substantial completion?  Or if the owner brings a suit one month before the claim is barred by North Carolina’s statute of repose but the complaint is not served until more than six years […]

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500 Weeks of TTD Benefits, Part 2

by Joe D. Delfino In a recent publication, we discussed the issue of what standard the North Carolina Industrial Commission and North Carolina Courts would use to interpret the provision of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act dealing with the 500-week cap on weekly TTD benefits. By way of review, for workers’ compensation claims arising […]

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