Category Archives: NC Law

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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