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Tricia Derr Closes “Bird Deal”

What do Owl, an African Grey parrot named Polly, and Tricia Derr have in common? It is kind of a funny story with a VERY happy ending. Several months ago, Tricia was on a call with her client, Owl, Inc., and the client mentioned in passing she was trying to find a...

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Unanimous Defense Verdict Saves Client $6M

On Friday, August 17, 2018, after three weeks of trial, a jury announced a unanimous defense verdict in favor of a Lincoln Derr client. This decision is the fourth defense verdict in medical malpractice trials for Lincoln Derr so far this year. The attorneys...

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Changing The Legal Landscape

If we appear to be talking about diversity and inclusion often, we are. We repeatedly reference the Lincoln Derr Advantage ("#LDAdvantage") on our website and in our social media interactions. The #LDAdvantage asserts experience, diversity, and local...

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10 Tips To Survival In The Courtroom

Good Luck to all of the law graduates taking the North Carolina Bar Exam over the next few days. The studying and preparation are behind you now. If your calling is to become a trial attorney, Trial By Nature: 10 Tips to Survival in the Courtroom, will interest you....

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Jury Win Saves Client $80M

On Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, after an 11-week trial, a jury handed down a defense verdict in favor of a Lincoln Derr client finding no liability on all counts. The decision preserved the client's professional reputation and prevented exposure in excess of...

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Diversity Fatigue

Diversity Fatigue is a relatively new term used to describe how corporations immersed in diversity and inclusion initiatives are exhausted by the complexity of realizing measurable change. As such, corporate motivation to continue championing this cause is decreasing....

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Outside The Courtroom-The Art Of Appreciation

Raise your hand if you have ever been angry at someone for praising your efforts – your work – your investment. Raise your hand if you have ever been annoyed because you received a thank you note. Raise your hand if you were ever offended by an...

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Uncovering Implicit and Blind Spot Bias

The Lincoln Derr team recently attended a Continuing Legal Education Seminar sponsored by the National Association of Minority and Women-Owned Law Firms "NAMWOLF"  Restaurant, Retail, and Hospitality Practice Area Committee and hosted at the Home Depot Headquarters in...

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Employment Law: The Gig Economy

The internet continues to change the workplace landscape – most recently, in the form of more non-traditional career opportunities or a gig economy. What is this gig economy, you ask? The term “gig economy” refers to the growing business practice of hiring independent contractors and short term-workers to do small, part-time jobs, which are often done remotely.

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