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Mechanic’s Liens – Changes to LIENSNC.COM

CHANGES TO LIENSNC.COM On October 19, 2013, those of you who use LiensNC to locate project information and lien agents should notice some changes.  One significant change will be that the search will be converted to a keyword search similar…

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Identifying Parties in UCC Financing Statements

Effective July 1, 2013, identification of an individual who is party to a UCC-1 Financing Statement changed.  Gone are the days of listing the debtor as “Joe Smith.”  Now, you must use the name as it is indicated on the…

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Welcome to Raleigh IBMA

The International Bluegrass Association Business Conference begins September 24, 2013 in Raleigh. We wish our musician friends successful planning for the upcoming year. We can't wait to hear your tunes on display this week in Downtown Raleigh. www.wideopenbluegrass.com

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Quirks in the Brave New World of Lien Agents

As the construction industry adjusts to the new process involving lien agents, it is predictable that oddities and quirks will arise.  One which has been prevalent but not overwhelming is the spate of requests for Subordination Agreements to be signed. …

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Premises Liability and Contributory Negligence

            It may be every landlord’s worst fear.  They decide to finally splurge and repaint a stairway, but unbeknownst to them the paint they choose gets very slick after a rain and someone falls, injuring…

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NORTH CAROLINA SMALL CLAIMS NOT SO SMALL ANY MORE

With the passage of North Carolina Session Law 2013-159 and the governor’s signature of the bill, jurisdictional limits for the various levels of the state court system changed significantly.  Small claims court now can now tackle matters up to $10,000.00. …

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Foreign Judgments in North Carolina

Hannah Sheridan Loughridge & Cochran is in the process of domesticating several foreign judgments (i.e., out of state judgments) to the North Carolina courts on behalf of our clients.  47 states have enacted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act.  While…

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The Broad Reach of Homeowners Associations

The North Carolina Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that a property owner was required to pay homeowners association road expenses under a theory of implied contract, even though the property owner was not a member of the association.  Read…

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Welcome

HSLC is excited to utilize this forum to share legal and business developments impacting North Carolinians from Murphy to Manteo and beyond.

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