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May 2016 Archives

Personal Injury True or False: "Every dog gets a free bite"?

In North Carolina personal injury cases, owners of domestic animals, including dogs, are held liable for any injury caused by the animal, only where the owner knew or should have known of the animal's aggressive nature. This is not a negligence rule, so no measure of care in the animal's keeping will excuse the owner.

Federal Criminal Defense - Common Law Robbery not a violent felony

Federal Criminal Defense law update.  On May 18, 2016, A significant case was decided regarding North Carolina common law robbery and the application of the ACCA.  The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded for sentencing the case of United States v. Gardner.  The Court held that a prior North Carolina State conviction for common law robbery is not a crime of violence and as such Mr. Gardner was not an Armed Career Criminal.

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