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July 2013

North Carolina Small Claims Get a Whole Lot Bigger | Raleigh Law Firm

Effective August 1, 2013, the maximum limits for lawsuits in small claims court and district court will rise significantly. The small claims limit is doubling from $5,000 to $10,000 and the limit for district court cases is increasing from $10,000 to $25,000. Anything over that amount must be brought in Superior Court. The rise in the small claims limit will significantly increase the number of cases that individuals and companies …Read More

Social Media’s Impact on Employment | Raleigh Law Firm

Imagine you sent one of your top sales people to close a multi-million dollar deal with a large client. However, the deal falls through and you later find out it is because your sales person made numerous disparaging remarks about the company, its service, and its products. After proper investigation and documenting of the facts, it is determined that the sales person should no longer be employed by your company. …Read More

Landlord Tenant Law Changes

In 2012, the North Carolina legislature enacted House Bill 493, which changed some sections of the landlord tenant statutes. The new law changed a variety of aspects of the landlord-tenant relationship, but two of the important changes are: (1) allowing landlords to accept partial rent and retain the right to evict a tenant; and (2) changing some permitted uses of security deposits. Accepting Partial Rent The legislature added a new …Read More

Renewing a Judgment for Money in North Carolina

Suppose your business was awarded a substantial money judgment eight years ago and it has never been collected or only a portion was collected. You know that your judgment is valid for ten years from the date it was awarded by the Court, and you do not want it to expire without being paid. Besides, being an experienced business person, you realize that although execution and other post-judgment collection efforts …Read More

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