Author Archives: Gregory L. Shelton

About Gregory L. Shelton

Gregory L. Shelton is licensed to practice in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. He is a South Carolina circuit court mediator and North Carolina superior court mediator. Greg is the Managing Editor of the North Carolina Construction Law Deskbook, the definitive treatise on construction law in the state. He is also Florida board certified as a construction law specialist. He practices at Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Phone: (704) 377-2500 Fax: (704) 716-0905 Email: GShelton@horacktalley.com.

The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation

The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Inspired by the Orwell novel 1984, William H. White, Jr. coined the term “groupthink” to refer to rationalized conformity. Groupthink has been blamed for … Continue reading

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Beware the Credit Card Millionaire

Beware the Credit Card Millionaire By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. Con men come in all shapes and sizes. From the elegant mountebank hawking Dr. Feelgood’s magic hair elixir to the foreign prince who must deposit … Continue reading

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Keep the Hate Mail Coming

Keep the Hate Mail Coming     By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr and Lowndes, P.A.   In business litigation, winners and losers often are decided by the documents, whether it be a single email, a series of memos, or hundreds of letters. … Continue reading

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Litigating Complex Construction Disputes

Litigating Complex Construction Disputes       By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. For construction lawyers, there are cases, and then there are cases.  Defending a general contractor being attacked from the top by an owner, from … Continue reading

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Employees, Independent Contractors, and The Mythical “1099 Employee”

Employees, Independent Contractors, and the Mythical “1099 Employee”   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.   I too have heard the whispers of strange creatures called “1099 Employees” that roam abroad. But before you run off to … Continue reading

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Twenty-Year Express Warranty Survives Six-Year Statute of Repose

When Principles Collide: North Carolina Supreme Courts Holds that Twenty-Year Written Warranty Survives the Six-Year Statute of Repose By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.       When irreconcilable legal principles collide, the highest court in the … Continue reading

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Condominium Defects in the Carolinas

Condominium Defects in the Carolinas   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A.   Water Will Find A Way Condominium owners associations (COAs) are usually responsible for maintaining and repairing roofs, exterior walls, and other building envelope … Continue reading

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The Lien Agent: What the Subcontractor Needs to Know

The Lien Agent: What the Subcontractor Needs to Know     By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. North Carolina’s new lien agent law takes effect on April 1, 2013. Having already covered what the owner needs to know, … Continue reading

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The Lien Agent: What the Owner Needs to Know

  The Lien Agent: What the Owner Needs to Know   By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. The new lien agent law takes effect on April 1, 2013.  This is the first of a series of … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail for Best Construction Blog

          By: Gregory L. Shelton Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, P.A. In nominating Construction Law Carolinas for best construction blog, the folks at Construction Marketing Ideas posted this nice write up about my blog and, in … Continue reading

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