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2013 New Jurisdictional Amounts for Superior Court, District Court & Small Claims in NC

In 2013 the new jurisdictional limits in North Carolina are as follows:

1) Small Claims upto $10,000 (formerly $5,000).

2) District Court upto $25,000.00 (formerly $10,000)

3) Superior Court, above $25,000

See also blog on new Arbitration Rules & Attorney Fees.

Note: Small claims are still the jurisdiction for evictions in Landlord-Tenant matters. However, if your property has a lease-purchase agreement or an option to purchase by the tenant, then the case will be dismissed for jurisdictional limits.

Wrongful Death Case: Attorney Amends Complaint to Include Employer of Driver

   The Winston-Salem Journal reported on December 22, 2012 that the estate of a rider in a car has made a motion to amend its original complaint to include the employer of the driver.     The reason: the driver may have been using his cell phone to make business calls while driving.     At the same time of the purported call, it is alleged the driver failed to realize highway traffic was slowing to merge into one lane.

Winston-Salem Police Department Accident Reports On-line-Attorney

If you need an accident report completed by the Winston-Salem Police Department, then go to this page:

http://www.cityofws.org/Home/Departments/Police/AccidentReports/Articles/AccidentReports

Follow the instructions and you should be able to pull your accident report.

Once you’re signed in, I click on the 4th icon down on left hand bar, then click edit.

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