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Paul Sheridan (1965 – 2019)

It is with profound sadness and a great sense of loss that the law firm of Hannah Sheridan & Cochran announces the passing of our friend and law partner, Paul A. Sheridan. Paul ended his struggle with brain cancer on…

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LIEN LAW REMINDER

Effective Monday, October 1, 2018, additions passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2017 kicked in. These changes deal exclusively with the Lien Agent aspects of the lien law and are designed in part to try to improve the…

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RECOUPING ATTORNEYS’ FEES IN LITIGATION

One frequent question we receive is whether you can recoup your attorneys’ fees spent pursuing or defending a lawsuit. The well-established rule in North Carolina is that each party bears its own costs of litigation, unless a statute specifically awards…

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BEWARE OF YOUR CONTRACT TERMS

The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently took up the issue of construction defects in the case of Cannizzaro v. Set in Stone, Inc., COA18-594, 19 February 2019 (unpublished). Plaintiff, Ms. Cannizzaro, contracted with Defendant, Set in Stone, Inc., to…

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Welcome and Farewell

October 2018 has been a time of change for our law firm. Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP is pleased to announce the arrival of Emily Anne Buttrick and Bethany Sneed as part of our team. At the same time, we…

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Protecting Your Rights: Equipment Supplier Tips

Did you ever consider the challenges which can arise when the equipment you supply has wheels or tracks and is mobile? For rental equipment suppliers, the provisions of Articles 2 and 3 of North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 44A and…

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The Value of a Professional Attorney

The practice of law represents a constant lesson in human nature. Clients oftentimes visit with us amid difficult personal and financial situations. Our job is to counsel our clients through tough times and provide them with logical options for the…

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The Long and Winding Road of Bankruptcy

As the economy appears to be settling into what we can only presume is the new normal, once again contractors and subcontractors are, from time to time, filing petitions in the bankruptcy court.  A few years ago, everyone was filing…

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Pitfalls in Contract Administration

All too often, desires to “get the deal done” or “get it signed” or “get it built” result in poor contractual administration and eventual (often avoidable) problems.  That is somewhat understandable, given the fact that most contractual arrangements begin with…

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Politics, Judges, May and November

If you are like most folks this time of year, you have already seen more television ads, heard more on the radio, and had more robo-calls than you can stomach – and the primary election has only just come and…

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