We’re pleased to announce that Smith Debnam Partner and Employment Law attorney Connie E. Carrigan has been selected to Business North Carolina’s 2016 Legal Elite, a listing of the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories.
We’re pleased to announced that nine Smith Debnam attorneys have been named to North Carolina Super Lawyers and Rising Star for 2016. Firm managing partner, Jerry T. Myers, as well as partners, John W. Narron, Rose H. Stout, Caren D. Enloe, Max R. Rodden, and Bettie K. Sousa were named to North Carolina Super Lawyers. Partners Lynn W. McNally, Alicia Jurney, and Sam Fleder were named to this year’s North Carolina Rising Stars list.
When the US Supreme Court ruled in June of 2015 that a state ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional and in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment, it changed the way estate planning attorneys think about estate planning for same-sex couples and domestic partnerships. As a result of the decision, there are also several factors same-sex couples should consider.
The issue of whether the Bankruptcy Code precludes claims under the FDCPA took another twist in a recent opinion issued by the Second Circuit. The district court dismissed the claims holding that the Bankruptcy Code precluded all claims under the FDCPA for conduct that violates the discharge injunction. The Second Circuit reversed, holding that none of the debtor’s FDCPA claims conflicted with the discharge injunction provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, and, therefore, the claims were not precluded and should proceed forward.
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