Category Archives: New Laws

New legislation effective January 1, 2015, makes a distinction between real property contractors and retailer-contractors and specifies clearly when sales and use tax must be paid for the purchase of construction materials and other tangible personal property to be used … Continue reading

Posted in Construction, New Laws |

After commentators spent most of the week watching the Middle District of North Carolina and the two cases in front of Judge Osteen, it was Judge Max O. Cogburn in the Western District of North Carolina who entered the formal … Continue reading

Posted in New Laws |

The legislature recently cleaned up a longstanding issue in the North Carolina Planned Community Act when it passed HB 330 (text).  This act, which is awaiting the Governor’s signature, clarifies issues involving successor declarants. . When the Legislature enacted the … Continue reading

Posted in Collections / Special Assets, Community Association, New Laws |

Earlier today, the North Carolina Senate passed SB 58 by a vote of 45-0.  SB 58 had previously passed the NC House of Representatives on Wednesday by a vote of 112-0.  The bill awaits the signature of Governor McCrory.  SB … Continue reading

Posted in Appeal, New Laws, Toxic Spills |

This month, the North Carolina General Assembly quickly passed a law (SB 574, S.L. 2014-17) clarifying the role of the statute of repose in N.C.G.S. 1-52 (16), with the intention to provide clarification in the wake of CTS v. Waldburger … Continue reading

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