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 drainage and sewer improvements for a subdivision in the event that the developer failed to do so. After the developer defaulted on its obligation, the bond companies refused to pay. They claimed that the statute of limitations had run on the bonds before suit was filed and that the bonds were terminated when the subdivision was annexed into the Town. Bill Cannon’s practice includes representation
Can a Person Who Texts a Driver be Held Liable? Texting and driving can be lethal. The news is full of accounts of drivers – mostly young people – who get distracted by their cell phone, crash, and seriously injure somebody. So far, liability has been limited to the person who was negligently driving and who caused the crash and injuries. A new texting and driving case in New Jersey asks the novel question of whether the person who sent the text to the negligent driver can also be held liable. Crash Caused Terrible Injuries. In this case, David and Linda Kubert sued Kyle Best for injuries they suffered when Mr. Best crossed the center line in his car and
Yes, you can lose your North Carolina driver’s license if you get a speeding ticket. If you have to go to traffic court in western North Carolina because you were caught speeding or were cited for some other traffic law violation, you really will have three options: (1) admit guilt and pay the fine; (2) fight the ticket in court; or (3) negotiate with the assistant district attorney and plead down to a reduced speed violation or, if possible, to a non-moving violation. The experienced lawyers at Cannon Law, P.C., will help you make the best decision for your case. What is the best approach? Each approach has its advantages, but every case is unique and requires individual attention and
My Ex Didn’t Report their Income and the IRS Says I Have to Pay the Taxes. What can I do? As a married person, you might have filed your income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service as “married, filing jointly”. Filing jointly makes sense because it gives you certain tax benefits. However, it also makes you and your spouse jointly and severally liable for all the taxes, interest and penalties that may be due on the joint return, even if you later get divorced. This means that each spouse – independently of the other – can be made to pay the entire debt to the IRS. Also, one spouse may be held responsible for all of the taxes even
On April 4, 2012, Bill Cannon spoke to a Wednesday night group at Hickory Knoll United Methodist Church in Macon County, North Carolina. Bill’s presentation was on how embracing changes taking place in the world can help a church grow and become more dynamic.