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3M Company Agrees to $9.1 Settlement for Defective Military Earplugs

The 3M Company, a well-known manufacturer, recently settled claims filed by the U.S. Military over issues with their specially-designed earplugs that were used by troops in the field. There were two types of earplugs sold — a single-ended version and double-ended version. It was the dual-ended version that was deemed faulty and allegedly sold to… Read more »

The Legal Right to Access the Internet with Braille

NC ADA Accessible Attorneys January is Braille Literacy Month in commemoration of Louis Braille, who created the Braille code on January 4, 1809. Braille developed into two forms, or grades. Grade 1 Braille uses a six-celled symbol to represent each letter of the alphabet. Grade 2 Braille uses these symbols to represent common contractions—such as… Read more »

Who Can File an Amicus Brief

An amicus brief is a legal document that can be filed in an appellate court case by people who are not litigants in the case but have an interest in the case or subject matter. These briefs provide details to the court that may be relevant or additional information or arguments that the court may… Read more »

Settling Business Disputes

No matter how careful you are conducting your day-to-day business, most companies end up facing some type of legal dispute. These types of disputes are almost unavoidable, even with good contracts in place. While contract disputes are relatively common, so are other types of business disputes. Take Action to Protect Your Bottom Line At the… Read more »

D. Hardison Wood Submits Amicus Brief for a Supreme Court Appeal

Cary Attorney D. Hardison Wood was asked to draft an Amicus Brief for a Supreme Court Appeal. Read about his success below: The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled in Vaughan v. Mashburn  that plaintiff’s may now amend a deficient Rule 9(j) where they have substantively complied with the Rule prior to filing the original complaint…. Read more »

Learn the Facts About Distracted Driving in North Carolina

Distracted driving has been a problem on the roads long before the dawn of texting. It has, however, increased with the rising use of cell phones for navigation, entertainment and, of course, phone calls and texting. The majority of states have outlawed texting while driving, but many continue to multitask behind the wheel. Distracted driving… Read more »

Hardison Wood Earns Ranking on Best Lawyers List

The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood is proud to announce it has been recognized on the “Best Lawyers” list, created by Best Lawyers and the U.S. News & World Report. Firms included in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a… Read more »

Do I Really Need Drone Insurance?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s a drone. The gift your child just opened this past holiday. Freshly unwrapped and ready to fly, it’s one of thousands of new drones that will fill the skies in 2018. You didn’t think about it beforehand, but now that the drone is out of… Read more »

Expert Depositions and the Daubert Challenge, Vol. 1

This is the first post in a series about employing the Daubert challenge in expert depositions. Learn more about our Daubert challenge consultant service here. Psychologists and psychiatrists fill an ever-expanding role in today’s complex civil litigation. I read with great interest the following article in the ABA Journal on cross-examining these types of expert… Read more »

Hardison Wood Named to 10 Best Attorneys List

We are proud to announce that the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has nominated and accepted D. Hardison Wood as one of its 2017 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10… Read more »