Daniel Terry Blue Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the state’s 14th Senate district, and is the Senate minority leader. Blue served in the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1981 through 2002 and from 2006 through his 2009 Senate appointment, representing a portion of the state capital, Raleigh. Blue was the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 1991 until 1994, when the Democrats lost control of the House to Republicans. Blue was the first-and to date, only-African American to hold the post of Speaker in North Carolina. 

From 1998 to 1999, Blue served as the first African-American President of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Blue remained in the House until he ran in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in 2002, in which he came in second place behind nominee Erskine Bowles and ahead of Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall. Blue returned to the practice of law and was hired by Jeanne Bonds to be a lobbyist for cities on energy issues affecting working families. 

Governor Mike Easley, obligated to accept the nomination of the party, appointed Blue to the legislature on November 2, 2006. In 2009, Blue was selected by local Democrats to take the place of Sen. Vernon Malone, who died in office. In 2014, Blue was elected Senate minority leader by his Democratic colleagues when Sen. Martin L. 

Nesbitt had to step down abruptly due to health issues. Blue graduated from North Carolina Central University and the Duke University School of Law, establishing a law practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Blue serves on Duke University’s Board of Trustees and was elected chairman in 2009. 

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Requests For Admissions Under the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure -Raleigh Attorneys Representing Plaintiffs

Many Plaintiffs’ attorneys will serve Requests for Admissions with the Complaint and Summons. It is important that you contact an experienced litigation attorney if you receive Requests for Admissions. Requests for Admissions are sometimes called Requests to Admit, and, generally, a party receiving them has 30 days to respond. If a Plaintiff chooses to serve Requests for Admissions with the Complaint, it should be noted on the Summons. When Requests for Admissions are served with the Complaint, the Defendant has 60 days to respond unless that time period has been shortened by the Court. 

That is, many attorneys will use Requests for Admissions to see what the parties do agree on. If an attorney thinks the other party is unlikely to respond, he may even use Requests for Admissions as to determinative issues such as who was at fault or who breached the contract. Another important use of Requests for Admissions is gaining admissions as to the genuineness of a document. Even if you fail to timely respond to Requests for Admissions, all is not lost. With the help of experienced counsel, you may persuade the Court under Rule 36(b) of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure to withdraw or amend your response, or lack thereof, to the Requests for Admissions. 

This Rule basically allows you to call upon the Court’s equitable authority to allow you to defend the case on the merits and respond to the Requests for Admissions beyond the normal time limits. If you have received Requests for Admissions and find yourself defending against a lawsuit, contact the Raleigh business attorneys of Maginnis Law at 919.526.0450 or 919.480.8526. 

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Ellis Family Law, P.L.L.C. |

Rebecca is passionate about representing clients who are facing separation and divorce. While understanding that the dynamics of a family change during that time, she uses her knowledge of the law and skills as a negotiator and litigator to guide her clients through the appropriate legal route to best achieve their goals. Since graduating from NCCU School of Law in 2011, Rebecca has focused her practice on all aspects of family law, including mediation, arbitration and litigation. In 2017 Rebecca became the third member of the firm to attain the prestigious designation of Board Certified Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization. Rebecca is also a Certified Parenting Coordinator to parties involved in high conflict custody cases. 

During law school, Rebecca served as a summer clerk to the Honorable Judge Christian of the District of Columbia and participated in the law school’s Family Law Clinic. Rebecca also clerked for two family law firms during law school and subsequently joined one of those firms after graduation. Rebecca is a member of the family law section of the NC Bar Association and serves on the Family Forum, a committee that publishes a newsletter for family law attorneys throughout the state, and the Citizen Lawyer Committee. Within the community, Rebecca volunteers for the Wake County Domestic Violence Custody Court where she represents parties of domestic violence cases on their custody issues. Prior to law school, Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Meredith College. 

Outside of the office, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exercising. 

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While you are recovering from an injury you suffered in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, dog bite or incident at work, you should not be dealing with medical bills, lost income and insurance companies. We can pursue payment of your hospital bills, replacement of your lost wages and compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish you have experienced. You may be eligible to receive benefits that can pay your hospital bills and replace some of your lost wages while you are unable to work. Get in touch with the Goldsboro workers’ compensation lawyers of Strickland, Agner & Associates without delay. You must take immediate steps in order to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. 

Most employers are reasonable when it comes to paying workers’ compensation benefits. A lawyer is needed when your employer – or its workers’ compensation insurer – acts unreasonably towards you and your claim. Fires you because you have filed a workers’ compensation claim. If you were injured by your employer’s negligence, workers’ compensation benefits are your sole remedy. If your injury or the death of a loved one resulted from the negligence of another, we can help you to explore filing a third-party liability personal injury or wrongful death claim for additional compensation. 

If you have been injured or lost a family member in a car accident that was caused by another, you can seek full and fair compensation for your losses. Our lawyers will work with investigators and experts to determine how your car accident happened, who should be held responsible and how much you should seek in just compensation for your physical, mental and financial harm. 

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