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Fall 2019 Newsletter Vol. 1

  • Party Host Liability for Alcohol-Related Accidents in North Carolina

    With holiday parties and gatherings on the horizon, there is a heightened risk of being on the road with drunk drivers. If you happen to be injured by an intoxicated person’s negligence, it is well known you can bring a claim against that person. But what about a claim against a business or other third party that provided alcohol to the intoxicated person?
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  • Why Are Hemp and CBD Legal, but Marijuana Isn’t?

    In November of 2018, hemp products were legalized under North Carolina State and Federal law. Since then, signs advertising “CBD” are hanging everywhere and stores selling hemp buds and CBD-infused products seem to be popping up on every street corner.
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  • The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 - Nearly 1 year Removed

    In 2017, and effective January 1, 2019, a new tax regime was enacted by Congress which, amongst a variety of changes, permanently eliminated the tax deduction for alimony payments made by supports spouses, either ordered, or otherwise agreed upon, in a divorce on January 1, 2019 or later.
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