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US Appeals Court backs WakeMed in fight over car crash victims’ benefits

A unanimous federal Appeals Court panel has upheld a lower court’s ruling favoring WakeMed in a dispute with car crash victims. Appellate judges ruled that the hospital did not deceive patients when asking them to sign certain forms in exchange for treatment.

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McHenry rejects ‘wokeness’ allegations in Financial Services Committee agenda

"North Carolinians made it clear last November when they helped elect a Republican House majority that woke mandates and progressive posturing was not their priority. That’s why, one of my first acts as Chairman was to eliminate that Subcommittee and put in its place a Subcommittee on Digital Assets,” said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-NC10.

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Appeals Court rules for principal in suit over Pender County teacher assault

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a Pender County school principal sued after a student injured a teacher at the school. Appellate judges agreed the principal had legal immunity in the case. The decision announced Friday reversed a trial court ruling.

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Outcry over proposing a ban on gas appliances in the US

A federal agency under the Biden Administration walked back comments it made earlier in the week that it was considering a ban on gas stoves in new construction or as a replacement product, citing concerns that the appliances may cause a rise in respiratory illnesses. Richard Trumka Jr, a U.S. Consumer Product Safety commissioner, told Bloomberg.com on...

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Stein case could stretch into summer if it survives 4th Circuit review

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s fight against a 1931 state criminal libel law could stretch into the summer, if the case survives a challenge at the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Paperwork filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court sets out tentative dates for the case titled Grimmett v. Freeman.

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