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Victims of state sterilization in North Carolina will soon have an opportunity to make their case for compensation in front of the N.C. Industrial Commission’s Eugenics Asexualization and Sterilization Compensation Program, and members of the NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) Workers’ Compensation Section have volunteered to represent them for free….

On March 25, 1911, fire spread through the Triangle Shirtwaist Company garment factory in lower Manhattan. Many of the workers were young women. They had little time or opportunity to escape. The fire spread quickly and killed 146 workers. The only fire escape collapsed during the rescue effort. The haphazard…

In most car accidents you do not. I know that sounds strange coming from a lawyer who is trying to make a living but it is true. Now before I give you my rules of thumb about when you need to hire an attorney and when you do not, let…

We have begun reviewing claims involving Lipitor which is a member of the drug class known as statins. It is prescribed to reduce cholesterol. Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Research, a division of Warner-Lambert Company, obtained approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Lipitor on December 17, 1996. Warner-Lambert entered…

Younce, Vtipil, Baznik & Banks, P.A., is happy to announce the recent marriage of Ellen Stamness to Joe Baznik. Ellen and Joe were married on May 3, 2013 in a beautiful, destination wedding to the Dominican Republic. Joe met Ellen about 4 years ago as a result of him purchasing…

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About a dozen Slaughter residents allege respiratory problems and diminished property values in a lawsuit filed in the wake of the Nov. 19 blaze that destroyed the Monolyte Laboratories Inc. chemical facility. The Advocate reports the suit, filed Tuesday in state District Court in Baton…

David Vtipil spoke as a webinar panelist today to the North Carolina Chiropractic Association. His topics included the North Carolina medical lien statute and the “bill versus paid” statute. In particular he talked about how “bill versus paid” is changing the way attorneys and medical providers handle personal injury claims….

On July 7, senior partner Chip Younce was ordained as the Bishop of the Cary Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to preside over a very active congregation of 433 members. He will serve in the position for about five years and, like almost all…

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