June 20, 2022
Sara Lincoln Recognized at NCADA Annual Meeting
By Lincoln Derr

The North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (“NCADA”) Awards Committee unanimously voted to name Sara Lincoln as the recipient of the 2022 Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Sara was presented with the award at the 45th Annual Meeting on […]

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June 17, 2022
Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Skirt Requirement for Girls
By Heather Fuller

Skirts (dresses) Not Required

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently struck down a North Carolina charter school’s dress code requirement that female students wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. The 10-6 ruling in Peltier v. Charter Day School Inc. determined that the charter school, which receives 95% of its funding from federal, state, and local governments, is a state actor and thereby subject to the Constitution. The full panel concluded that the gender-specific dress code violated the Equal Protection Clause and may violate Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972.

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June 6, 2022
Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict for Lincoln Derr
By Lincoln Derr

Lincoln Derr is pleased to announce that Tricia Derr, paralegal Christian Whittington, and co-counsel Adam Peoples (of Hall Booth Smith) recently secured a medical malpractice defense verdict in a three-week jury trial litigated in Asheville, North Carolina. This recent result marks the third defense verdict for Lincoln Derr in the last month.

The case was a wrongful death case involving an intraoperative complication. During surgery, the surgeon attempted to clip an artery with a device. The device did not control the bleeding and the patient suffered extensive hemorrhage that caused her death.

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May 23, 2022
Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict
By Lincoln Derr

Lincoln Derr is pleased to announce that Sara Lincoln and Scott Addison, with the assistance of paralegal Erin Alfaro, obtained a defense verdict for a physician after a week-long trial in York County, South Carolina. The trial included an affirmative […]

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April 26, 2022
Litigators vs. Trial Lawyers: Is there a Difference? Episode 15
By Lincoln Derr

Lincoln Derr attorney Jeremy Sugg joined us in the studio to pose an interesting question: Is there a difference between trial lawyers and litigators? The answer: It’s complicated. “The first time I ever heard the two phrases used, to the […]

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April 11, 2022
“Willful & Wanton”: What to Know When Faced with a Medical Malpractice Complaint
By Chris Vernick

The Two Most Harmful Words in a Medical Malpractice Complaint. In the critically acclaimed film Whiplash, J.K. Simmons proclaims, “there are no two words in the English language more harmful than ‘Good job.’” While that may be true for those […]

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