Permanent Utility Easements

Permanent Utility Easements: In eminent domain and condemnation cases a common form of taking is a permanent utility easement.  It has become common practice for the Department of Transportation to acquire easements for public utilizes including water/sewer lines and easements for electric utilities.  When these takings occur the property owner still owns the underlying land,…

A Win for Alternative Dispute Resolution

A win for alternative dispute resolution: The NC Court of Appeals enforced an arbitration provision.  Are you interested in learning more about alternative dispute resolution? Attorney Melissa Gott handles mediations and collaborative law cases. Call today 910-251-6088 By Tara Muller In the world of public opinion, alternative dispute resolution still struggles to compete with its crusty cousin…

Intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Old Maplehurst Road (Onslow County; U-5735)

Intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and Old Maplehurst Road (Onslow County; U-5735) The Department of Transportation has scheduled a public hearing for this project on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Center for Public Safety (200 Marine Blvd., Jacksonville). The current plans for this project will convert  the current intersection…

Did you buy a lemon?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Court finds Consumers’ Claims can proceed against Ford Motor Credit Company   In 2015, Kenneth L. McBride and Mary A. McBride purchased a Ford vehicle from Randy Marion Ford Lincoln in Statesville, North Carolina, and financed the vehicle through Ford Motor Credit Company, LLC.  The vehicle was sold to Mr. and Mrs.…