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NC Anti-Indemnity Statute Update, New Changes Now In Effect
On July 8, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law HB 871, significantly altering North Carolina's anti-indemnity statute, N.C. Gen. Stat § 22B-1
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12 Aug 2019
NC Anti-Indemnity Statue Update, New Changes Now In Effect
On July 8, 2019, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law HB 871, significantly altering North Carolina's anti-indemnity statute, N.C. Gen. Stat § 22B-1 ("Anti-Indemnity Statute"),
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9 Aug 2019
The Accidental Construction Owner: A Checklist Of Considerations For HOAs Engaging In Construction
Homeowners associations ("HOAs") do not typically act as construction owners.
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31 Jul 2019
Time To Appeal Quasi-Judicial Zoning Decisions
He's hired architects and engineers to plan all the details, but during the planning stage, he realized the coffee shop would not be able to open its doors without a special use permit from the Town
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26 Jul 2019
Industry Update: USDA Aims To Release Hemp Rules By August
While the 2018 Farm Bill decriminalized hemp and distinguished it from marijuana, it did not resolve all regulatory concerns stemming from the plant and its derivative products.
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9 Jul 2019
Construction Conference Insights: Industry Expert Lays Out Prospects For Growth
Chris Daum, president and CEO of Raleigh-based FMI Corp., has a forecast. Daum told attendees at Ward and Smith's 2019 Construction Conference,
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7 Jun 2019
Trouble In Paradise: Redevelopment Of Golf Courses In A Changing Market
Buying a home with a view of the 18th green is a major step, and can be a considerable investment.
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6 Jun 2019
Agritourism And Liability Waivers
In the western part of the state, options span from flower and produce farms to livestock and hemp growers. Farmers often look to agritourism as a way
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9 May 2019
Can I Get Sued Over A Court-Authorized Foreclosure?
If a Clerk of Court authorizes a foreclosure sale and the trustee sells the property, can a borrower or other aggrieved party later sue to nullify the foreclosure sale or recover damages caused by the foreclosure?
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1 May 2019
Avoiding Commercial Lease Disputes – Clearly Reflecting The Intent Of The Parties Is Key!
A commercial lease symbolizes a consensual relationship between parties that can be enduring and rewarding, or short-sighted and emotionally and financially taxing.
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30 Apr 2019
Rental Rebellion: New Bill Would Change The Leasing Landscape In Planned Communities
The battle between "pesky, disrespectful, transient tenants," and "overbearing, Big Brother community associations" may be heating up in North Carolina.
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23 Apr 2019
Construction Conference Insights: How To Lower Legal Risk
Three Ward and Smith attorneys provided detailed advice on how firms in the construction industry can lower their legal risk in the opening panel at the 2019 Ward and Smith Construction Conference.
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8 Apr 2019
The Economic Loss Rule And Why It Matters In Construction Litigation
In its broadest sense, the "economic loss rule" prohibits recovery in tort for purely economic loss incurred under contract law.
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1 Apr 2019
Pray For A Good Harvest, But Keep At Your Plow – And Know Enough Employment Law To Stay Out Of The Ditch
Employers in agribusiness face the same risks as those in any other business, but perhaps more than most if faced with frequent employee-turnover ...
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27 Mar 2019
Brownfields Redevelopment Receives Boost Under The BUILD Act
Brownfields projects have long provided win-win opportunities for prospective developers and communities.
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21 Feb 2019
NC CBD Companies Take Notice: NC Dept. Of Agriculture Issues CBD Advisory
Right or wrong, the Division will begin issuing warning letters to companies and retailers that it believes violated these provisions.
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18 Feb 2019
They Are Taking Our Common Area!
In a subdivision or planned community managed by an Association, the common area and elements are typically owned by the Association.
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14 Feb 2019
The End Of Hemp Prohibition
On Thursday, December 20, President Donald J. Trump signed into law the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 ("Farm Bill").
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18 Jan 2019
Trademarks And Community Associations: Maintaining Your Community's Brand
Your community association ("Association") probably invests substantial resources in protecting and maintaining its green spaces, facilities, and other common elements.
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20 Nov 2018
Conservation Easement Opportunities: Protecting Natural Resources While Receiving Tax Savings
Conservation easements may be a great example of "doing well by doing good." They help conserve fish and wildlife, clean water, natural habitats, historic properties, farmland, and timberland.
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1 Jun 2017
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