• Lincoln Derr
    August 15, 2016

        Lincoln Derr attorney Scott Addison has recently received an added certification to serve as a North Carolina Superior Court Mediator. Scott has a proven track record of success representing national corporations, large regional hospital systems, physician practices, banks, contractors, and entrepreneurs. He will bring significant experience to this new opportunity and intends toRead More

    August 10, 2016

    As a profession, lawyers strive to stay current within their areas of expertise. They whole heartedly embrace research being right at their finger tips and do not spend much time in law libraries anymore. Ah, but the euphoria which document boxes, accordion files and a desk full of paper elicits….that is a luxury they areRead More

    August 1, 2016

    Written by Beth Stanfield and published in the July 2016 Edition of the NCADA publication, “The Resource“. Since 2013, when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued its Final Rule implementing revisions to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the potential for businessRead More

    July 26, 2016

      The Mecklenburg County Bar hosted an event on July 21st engaging members to “Schmooze and Learn the Rules of the Court”. This event was the third and final session in the “Schmooze and Learn” series. Five teams competed in a friendly trivial pursuit style competition testing knowledge of the rules. Tyler Creek Pub in the HistoricRead More

    July 25, 2016

    By Lori R. Keeton What should law enforcement officers do if faced with a  “non-criminal” mentally ill man being seized for his own protection, [who is] seated on the ground… hugging a post to ensure his immobility… surrounded by three police officers and two Hospital security guards, [who has] failed to submit to a lawfulRead More

    July 18, 2016

    A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words New North Carolina Law Offers Guidance On The Disclosure of Body and Dash Camera Footage by Lori R. Keeton In North Carolina, footage from a law enforcement officer’s body or dashboard cameras is not considered a public record or personnel record according to a recently passed law that goes intoRead More

    July 12, 2016

    By:  Tricia Derr My 93 year old grandmother (“Mamaw”) rarely disappoints. We recently replaced her flip phone with a smartphone. We insisted she let us teach her how to use it. Steadfast and stubborn as ever, she refused. “I ALREADY know how to use a phone,” she protested. Exasperated with her persistence, my Aunt wasRead More

    June 23, 2016

    Sara Lincoln, Tricia Derr, and Beth Stanfield avoided the Charlotte heatwave last weekend by traveling to the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains to attend the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) Annual Meeting in Asheville, North Carolina. The Asheville setting, including the thriving restaurant and brewery scene, was a lovely change from the customary forumRead More

    June 20, 2016

    by Tricia Derr On June 9th, I had the privilege of speaking to Starbucks Corporation’s in-house counsel and outside panel counsel about discovery procedures, social media (the good, bad, and ugly) and witness development at the Annual Counsel Summit. I discussed best methods for corporate consistency in managing discovery responses, creative search mechanisms for socialRead More

    June 15, 2016

      Congratulation to Sara Lincoln and Scott Addison who recently obtained a directed verdict during the second week of a medical malpractice trial in Mecklenburg County. Paralegal Erin Alfaro was an integral part of the trial team. This is the second directed verdict for Sara, Scott and Erin in the last month. “This second victoryRead More