Essential Employees & Hazard Pay

With massive segments of the nation shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees continue to provide vital services to our communities. These essential employees are heroes in the truest sense of the word. They include our healthcare providers, first responders, police, firefighters, truck drivers, social workers, grocery workers, factory workers, and

Small Businesses Work to Secure Funds Under The Paycheck Protection Program

Responding to the global Coronavirus pandemic, the federal government enacted the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) which allocates billions of dollars to assist corporations, small businesses, and individual families. Over one-third of a billion dollars has been allocated for small business loans, that may be forgiven provided certain conditions are

Debt Ceiling and the 14th Amendment

The Debt Ceiling is Unconstitutional The Debt Ceiling was created with a laudable goal in mind- put some restraint on congressional spending. Spending goes up every year, and the public knows that this is a real problem for our future. Before becoming President, Barack Obama said: ‘The fact that we are here today

How Will Obamacare Affect Me? the Individual Mandate

ObamaCare starts October 1st right?!? Individual Mandate– ObamaCare or the Affordable Care Act started years ago. Many provisions are already in place, but the Individual Mandate insurance exchanges does start October 1. The Individual Mandate is a requirement that every person buy health insurance. If you already have insurance through your employer or

What to Expect From Jury Duty

All of the following comments apply to civil court only, as I don’t handle any criminal cases. Civil court hears personal injury, contract disputes and other types of dispute cases. In criminal it is the government against a defendant. In civil court, it is people suing a defendant. If you are summoned

Medicare Advantage Disbursement

In North Carolina, insurance companies generally don’t have to be paid back from car wreck claims as there is an anti-subrogation regulation.  There are many exceptions to this general rule.  One such exception are Medicare Advantage plans.  Medicare itself definitely has broad lien rights on personal injury recoveries.  However, the Medicare Advantage providers are actually private

Trial Wanda P

My first jury trial was actually going very well.  I had a good trial judge, Sue Birch. It was in High Point, and the jury pool was decent.  Of course, the case was not very good, your first case shouldn’t be.  An eighteen-year old girl was rear-ended by a car near the Coliseum in