Category Archives: NC Law

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Learning Not to Code

By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas 1982. A year of city league basketball, middle school band (cornet, thanks for asking), and my first personal computer; a TRS-80 color computer from Radio Shack. Before IOS and Android, before red states … Continue reading

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Will Construction Return or is this “New Normal”?

Yes, we will return to normal, but no one knows when. Government officials walk a timing tightrope. Open too soon and the virus might return with a vengeance. Open too late and the economic system might collapse. According to recent … Continue reading

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Wuhan Coronavirus: A Justification for Construction Delays?

By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas The ACC basketball tournament has been cancelled. It is time to start taking Wuhan Coronavirus seriously. The adverse effects of the coronavirus are (at least) three fold. First, the supply chain of foreign-made … Continue reading

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Building Codes in the Sky with Diamonds

Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas Picture yourself in a shack by the riverWith newspaper curtains . . .roof open to skiesSomebody’s knocking, you answer quite slowlyA man with demolishing eyes Good Morning, Good Morning It’s Friday morning at nine … Continue reading

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The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation

The Danger of Groupthink in Litigation By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (803) 670-0024 Inspired by the Orwell novel 1984, William H. White, Jr. coined the term “groupthink” to refer to rationalized conformity. Groupthink has been blamed for the … Continue reading

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Beware the Credit Card Millionaire

Beware the Credit Card Millionaire By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 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 Shelton Law Carolinas 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. It stands to reason, then, that … Continue reading

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Litigating Complex Construction Disputes

Litigating Complex Construction Disputes By: Gregory L. Shelton Shelton Law Carolinas For construction lawyers, there are cases, and then there are cases.  Defending a general contractor being attacked from the top by an owner, from the side by the architect, and … 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 Shelton Law Carolinas (704) 940-9012 I too have heard the whispers of strange creatures called “1099 Employees” that roam abroad. But before you run off to Oregon with night … Continue reading

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