Education Law attorney Lindsay Smith recently co-produced the Law Institute for Teachers, a five-hour continuing education course for teachers on hot legal topics affecting schools. As part of the program, Ms. Smith provided a presentation on FERPA and Confidentiality in the Remote Environment. The program was provided free of charge to teachers and administrators across […]
By: Kris Gardner, Tharrington Smith, LLP January 6, 2021 The beverage alcohol industry has always been a leader in marketing and product innovation. Remember powdered alcohol, which was banned here in North Carolina in 2015? More recently the market has exploded in the seltzer category. Each year manufacturers find new and innovative ways to […]
By Randall Roden January 20th, 2021 is looming and the courts could potentially be faced with some very difficult decisions. An interesting case about the Supreme Court and what can happen during a change in the presidential administration with a different political party than its predecessor is Bob Jones University v. United States, 461 U.S. […]
One-person/one-vote applies to local governments that use election districts, i.e., that restrict voting for one or more seats to citizens who live in a particular district. Avery v. Midland County, 390 US 474 (1968).
The firm is pleased to learn that Fred Morelock has been appointed to chair the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the State Bar. This is a key role …
In federal corruption prosecutions here in North Carolina and elsewhere, charges of “honest-services” fraud have figured prominently or even been the only charges brought. But, in a trio of long-awaited decisions issued in late June, the U.S. Supreme Court trimmed the use of the honest-services theory back to its roots
The General Assembly has recently revised N.C. Gen. Stat. § 133-3, entitled “Specifications to carry competitive items; substitution of materials.”
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that extended school year (“ESY”) services are only necessary to provide a free appropriate education
North Carolina has arguably the most comprehensive family law arbitration statutory scheme in the country
As of January 1, 2015, school systems statewide are required to comply with the “Employer Mandate” provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).