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    The Legal Considerations of Using Drones in Construction Zones

              The use of drones is no longer science fiction or limited to combat zones; commercial drones are the way of the future.  Drones are used in a host of industries: aerial photography, real estate, agriculture, construction, search and rescue, emergency management, and mining.  Even package delivery via drone may soon be a part of our…

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    Death by Alcohol – Who is [More] at Fault?

              Last week the North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s decision allowing a case involving alcohol poisoning against a hotel and its staff to go forward.[1]  Lisa Davis and her husband Thomas were celebrating their wedding anniversary at the Crown Plaza Resort in October of 2012.  They had dinner at Mulligans, the hotel’s…

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    Master of Your Domain?: The Nuance of Eminent Domain and Charlotte’s Light Rail

    Since before the establishment of the United States, governments have taken the land of private citizens.  The issue was so fundamental to the founders of this country they wrote it into the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution which states, in part, “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”  The issue of what constitutes a taking,…