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The Earlier The Mediation, The Better

The rules implementing statewide mediated settlement conferences in North Carolina generally require litigants to attend a pre-trial mediated settlement conference and typically a case management order establishes a deadline for completion of the conference.  Parties are free to decide how close to the deadline (or early) that the conference will be scheduled. There is a […]

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Case Law Update: Modifications to Loan Agreements

Our firm routinely handles claims by contractors, lenders, and property owners involving construction defects, delays, and contract disputes.  Many times,  parties to a construction loan or development agreement modify the terms of the original agreement.  The terms of these modifications—and how they affect the parties’ obligations—are often disputed. A recent opinion from the North Carolina […]

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MEDIATION BEFORE LITIGATION?

The landscape in civil litigation was changed forever when the mediated settlement conference became a mandatory part of civil superior court cases in North Carolina.  Most lawyers share the sentiment that the change was for the better, although not all of them thought it would turn out that way.  Given the cost to appropriately litigate […]

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Getting to Know Paul Flick

When you ask Paul Flick where he is from, he laughs and says it’s “a difficult question.” A preacher’s son and one of four kids, Flick’s family moved every five years or so as his father developed new churches across the eastern United States. His father’s work took him from western Maryland, to western North […]

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Paul T. Flick Joins Miller Monroe & Plyler

Paul T. Flick Joins Miller Monroe & Plyler RALEIGH — June 25, 2018— Miller Monroe & Plyler, PLLC is pleased to announce that Paul T. Flick has joined the firm’s litigation practice effective May 1, 2018.  Paul is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A. ’83) and the Wake Forest University School of Law (J.D. […]

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Reciprocal Attorneys’ Fees Provisions in Business Contracts

Reciprocal Attorneys’ Fees Provisions in Business Contracts We have previously discussed the scenarios in which prevailing parties in litigation can – and cannot – recoup their attorneys’ fees.  Unfortunately, the law is not particularly generous in allowing parties to recover their fees and costs.  Because there is one aspect of the relevant law that continually […]

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The Durable Power of Attorney under the New N.C. Law

Issues surrounding the execution and validity of powers of attorney can dramatically impact litigation, especially when a party is adjudicated incompetent.  When this happens, questions about the validity of the document inevitably arise, and occasionally the motives of the agent acting on behalf of an incapacitated party come into question. It doesn’t help that the […]

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Miller and Monroe Named to 2018 Legal Elite

Miller Monroe & Plyler PLLC is pleased to announce that partners Jason A. Miller and Jeffrey R. Monroe were selected to the 2018 Legal Elite list by Business North Carolina magazine.  This marks the sixth consecutive year that Mr. Miller and the third consecutive year that Mr. Monroe have been honored by Business North Carolina […]

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The Power of Attorney: The Basics

A guest post by Christopher S. Morden, Monroe Wallace Law Group Thank you to the attorneys and staff of Miller Monroe & Plyler PLLC for the opportunity to submit a guest post on their legal blog. This post addresses the common questions: what is a Power of Attorney and why is it important? A Power […]