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Lawyers Mutual Put into Practice

August 2011

The Rules, They Are A-Changin’
By Mark Scruggs

The 2011 legislative session saw major changes to how plaintiff’s personal injury lawyers will do business in the future.

 One of the changes relates to evidence of medical expenses in a civil action. House Bill 542 added a new rule of evidence: Rule 414. New Rule 414 limits evidence offered to prove past medical expenses to evidence of the amounts actually paid to satisfy the bills.

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Canada is the new Nigeria
Bad check schemes continue to target lawyers
by Laura Loyek

If you have an email account, you have likely received a message trying to lure you into a counterfeit check scam. While Lawyers Mutual and other sources have warned about these scams for years, we continue to receive reports from attorneys who have been targeted. In contrast with the impersonal and poorly written emails associated with past scams, these schemes may look legitimate at the outset. Scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated, with detailed communications and the involvement of multiple parties over a longer time period.

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Tacker LeCarpentier, JD, CSSC, Approved as a New Committee Member

Tacker LeCarpentierTacker LeCarpentier, JD, CSSC, Director of Annuities and Structured Products with Lawyers Insurance, was unanimously approved as a new member of the Legislative & Regulatory Committee by the Board of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association, based in Washington, DC. NSSTA’s “Legs & Regs Committee” is responsible for the development and implementation of the structured settlements industry’s federal and state legislative and regulatory agenda objectives.

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Upcoming CLE Schedule


Lawyers Mutual presents Put into Practice: Risk Management Tips for your Firm Seminar Series

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011 Winston-Salem, NC

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 Greensboro, NC

Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 Charlotte, NC

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 Asheville, NC

Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 Boone, NC

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Lawyers Mutual Contributes to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies

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The Rules, They Are A-Changin’
By Mark Scruggs
Canada is the new Nigeria
Bad check schemes continue to target lawyers
by Laura Loyek
Tacker LeCarpentier, JD, CSSC, Approved as a New Committee Member
Upcoming CLE Schedule
Lawyers Mutual Contributes to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies
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