Cannon Law Obtains $1,400,000 Judgment

At a recent hearing in Asheville on motions for summary judgment Bill Cannon successfully defended a motion for summary judgment by two surety bond companies and obtained summary judgment in favor of the Town of Black Mountain and Buncombe County in the amount of $1,403,240.00.  The bond companies had guaranteed completion of roads, sewer, storm 

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Cannon Law Successful in Supreme Court

Bill Cannon and Mike McConnell successfully defended a favorable decision entered by the North Carolina Court of Appeals after the North Carolina Supreme Court decided to review the decision of the Court of Appeals.  In Glens of Ironduff Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Daly,  a subdivision property owners association sued the developer for damage to 

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     The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians held its primary elections for Tribal Council yesterday, September 5, 2013.  Here are the unofficial winners in each community, as reported by the Cherokee One Feather newspaper and the Tribe’s Board of Elections.  Each community has two council members and they serve two-year terms.  Several incumbents lost their seats, but representation 

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Supreme Court Weakens Pollution Law


In Applewood Properties, LLC v. New South Properties, LLC, Case # 161A12 decided June 13, 2013, the North Carolina Supreme Court reviewed a suit arising out of the flooding of a golf course with mud, water and other debris.  The Plaintiff filed suit under the North Carolina Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 (N.C.G.S. § 

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Innocent Spouse Relief from the IRS

If you are married, separated or divorced, you probably filed your federal income tax returns as “married, filing jointly”.  This makes sense because filing jointly gives you certain tax benefits. However, it also makes you and your spouse jointly liable for all the taxes, interest and penalties  that might be owed on the joint return, even if you later get divorced. Do I 

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Supreme Court Overturns NC Medicaid Lien Statute

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In  Aldona Wos, Secretary of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services v. E.M.A., a minor, by and through her guardian ad litem, Johnson, et al. (decided March 20, 2013) the United States Supreme Court held that a North Carolina statute creating an irrebuttable presumption that the State is entitled to 1/3 of injury 

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