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N.C. Supreme Court to Rule on Racial Justice Act Cases
N.C. Supreme Court to Rule on Racial Justice Act Cases Howard Kurtz - 4/17/2014 The Racial Justice Act may be dead, but the lawsuits filed under it aren't yet. That could change depending on what the N.C. Supreme Court has to say on the subject.
The Lawyer's Guide to Pet Care
The Lawyer's Guide to Pet Care Howard Kurtz - 4/11/2014 We here at Kurtz and Blum love our pets, and we want other pet owners to be aware of the legal responsibilities of owning an animal. Here is a brief overview of state and local laws affecting pet ownership.
New Trial in the Jason Young Case
New Trial in the Jason Young Case Howard Kurtz - 4/4/2014 In a recent ruling by the N.C. Court of Appeals, Jason Young was granted a new trial in the death of his wife, Michelle Young. This decision comes on the heels of Brad Cooper being granted a new trial.
A Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Clean Up a Messy Traffic Accident
A Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help Clean Up a Messy Traffic Accident Howard Kurtz - 3/14/2014 This year the abnormally high winter precipitation and rain have caused the ground to turn into slippery mud pits. It can lead to hazardous driving conditions and even cause severe injuries. WRAL reports on one such instance that recently happened at a public school in Pikeville:
A Qualified Raleigh Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Rights During a Medical Review Hearing
A Qualified Raleigh Lawyer Can Help Protect Your Rights During a Medical Review Hearing Howard Kurtz - 3/11/2014 An article on the News Observer website dated February 18, 2014 tackles the issue of discrimination against motorists with disabilities. The article notes that advocates of North Carolina's physically impaired motorists have taken legal action against the Department of Motor Vehicles in response to certain policies:
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Questions DWI-style Checkpoints for Impaired Driving Research
Raleigh DWI Lawyer Questions DWI-style Checkpoints for Impaired Driving Research Howard Kurtz - 3/6/2014 Every ten years the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducts the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving, a multi-million dollar federally funded study on the prevalence of alcohol and drug impaired driving. The study is supported by Mothers Against Drunk Driving MADD and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS).
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You in Child Abuse Cases
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You in Child Abuse Cases Howard Kurtz - 2/7/2014 People who choose to be parents take on a big responsibility. It's a tough job. Sometimes, well-intentioned parents can end up in front of a judge on child abuse charges. What are you supposed to do when that happens? Howard Kurtz breaks down two common child-related misdemeanors and offers some helpful advice.
Consult a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer for Workplace Death Cases
Consult a Raleigh Personal Injury Lawyer for Workplace Death Cases Howard Kurtz - 2/6/2014 Here’s something of a good news-bad news combo on North Carolina workplace safety. The good news is that according to recent statistics, deaths in North Carolina workplaces have declined in 2013. The bad news is that workplace safety is still not absolute, as there are still some cases of death in workspaces. WRAL.com provides more info on this development:
Does an Insanity Defense Really Work?  A Skilled Raleigh Lawyer Knows How and When it Might.
Does an Insanity Defense Really Work? A Skilled Raleigh Lawyer Knows How and When it Might. Howard Kurtz - 2/5/2014 On January 16, 2014 reported about the case of a mother declared legally insane when she smothered her 2-year-old infant. Fortunately, tragedies like this are extremely rare but never seem to have any rhyme or reason, especially when perpetrated by someone suffering from schizophrenic delusions. Every once in while, a defendant may be found insane by the court and may have their charges dismissed.
DWI Checkpoints:  What a Raleigh DWI Lawyer Wants You Know
DWI Checkpoints: What a Raleigh DWI Lawyer Wants You Know Howard Kurtz - 2/4/2014 Raleigh's bustling nightlife often draws crowds. At times though, cocktails, whiskeys, and draft brews come with a price—and sadly, the cost has nothing to do with the bar tab. As the News Observer staff reports, law enforcement agencies from around Wake County ensnared and charged 23 motorists for driving while impaired (DWI) at a single checkpoint on Capital Boulevard last December.