Category Archives: General Legal Interest

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Cross-State Surrogacy Legal Battle

A CNN article posted recently tells the story of a woman, Crystal Kelley, who chose to be a surrogate for a couple to supplement her income after losing her job. Ms. Kelley found a couple nearby her hometown in Connecticut … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution- Balance Fun with Sense

Any law enforcement official will tell you that New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest- if not THE biggest- night for drunk driving. Which is scary for the many people who are not drinking and driving tonight, and just … Continue reading

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A Lawyer’s Night Before Christmas

Since we are a law firm, we must disclose that this is not our intellectual property. We only wish it were.   Whereas, on or about the night prior to Christmas, there did occur at a certain improved piece of … Continue reading

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Save the Planet, Share the Private Information

Parade watchers during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade received a surprise as confetti fell from the air during the festivities. A student from Tufts University, home for the holiday, noticed that some of the confetti was longer than most parade … Continue reading

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North Carolina Judicial Elections

The Dummit Law Firm would like to congratulate the winners of several North Carolina judicial elections held yesterday North Carolina Supreme Court •Incumbent Paul Martin Newby defeated Sam J. Ervin IV in a close race to keep his seat for … Continue reading

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Is It Legal to Wear a Mask on Halloween?

Leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler (at least some days), and Christmas trees are appearing in department stores everywhere. These signs can only mean one thing: Halloween is on its way. That’s a good thing, especially for those … Continue reading

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Tragic Timing on New Safety Law

Effective October 1, 2012 – North Carolina’s Move Over Law was extended to cover Highway and Utility Workers. Previously only applied to Emergency Vehicles on the side of the road, the new law is extended to cover utility and road maintenance … Continue reading

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