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CANCELLED Family Fest DUE TO WEATHER

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Because of bad weather, we are canceling this event. But be sure to check back her and visit our Facebook page for information about a possible rain date and the raffles.

If you’ll be at the Greensboro holiday parade on Saturday, be sure to stop by the Deuterman Law Group offices afterward for some family fun — all to benefit a great cause!

Family Fun Fest is from 2 – 4 p.m. in our parking lot at 317 S. Greene St.

We’ll have food, games, raffle drawings, face painting, a cake walk and more for kids of all ages.

You’ll even have the chance to take a photo with your favorite snowman!

Admission is free, but to participate in the games and activities, you’ll need tickets.

Bring a can of food for Urban Ministry for a ticket — or donate $1 to earn two tickets.

Throughout the holiday season, we are sponsoring a food drive for Urban Ministry. For more information on where and what types of food to donate, click here.

 

Holiday Food Drive

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Once again, we are sponsoring a holiday food drive for Urban Ministry.

Did you know …

Greensboro ranks number 1 in the nation for rise in poverty in neighborhoods? 

1 in 4 families here are food insecure?

Guilford County has more than 2000 homeless children.

We will be collecting food donations for Urban Ministry at our offices in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, and a number of other businesses and organizations to have agreed to be drop-off locations for this food drive.

You may drop off donations of canned and nonperishable food at the following locations:

  • Deuterman Law in Greensboro
  • Deuterman Law in Winston-Salem
  • Jefferson Elementary School
  • Stumble Stiltskins
  • Corner Bar
  • Chase Logeman Corp.
  • All American Fitness
  • Speakeasy Tavern
  • Tap Room
  • Addison Point Apartments
  • Tailgators Bar and Billiards
  • Davidson’s Inc.

Click here for ideas on what type of food to donate. Please, no glass containers or opened packaging. 

Food collected will be distributed to families in crisis.

Thanks for supporting and Urban Ministry in our goal to end hunger in our community.

2014 North Carolina Voter Guide

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Click HERE for a printable 2014 N.C. Voter Guide you can take to the polls on Nov. 4. The guide includes endorsements for all candidates who represent districts in the Piedmont Triad. 

To find out who represents you, click HERE.

For the last several years, workers’ rights have been under attack in North Carolina.

The insurance industry, big businesses and powerful lobbyists have used every underhanded tactic in the book to take away the legal protections workers and injured people in North Carolina have under the law.

They’ve passed bills in the N.C. General Assembly limiting workers’ compensation coverage, and they’ve tried to sneak other changes through by attaching provisions to other bills.

The governor and his political appointees have tried to dismantle the N.C. Industrial Commission, the group that decides workers’ compensation cases, and stack it with biased judges who favor business and insurance.

They’ve funded false attack ads against fair-minded judges in an attempt to replace them with candidates who answer to special interests.

We’ve been fighting a war over workers rights, and the battle isn’t over yet. But we have a great weapon to use in this fight – our vote.

The Nov. 4 general election is an important one in North Carolina. I want to encourage you to vote and to support candidates who will stand up for the rights of hardworking North Carolinians, people like U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and N.C. Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson.

If the insurance lobby’s candidates win these races and others, I fear workers and injured people in North Carolina will lose even more of their rights. And taxpayers will pay the price.

During each election season, the N.C. Advocates for Justice examines the platforms of all candidates and endorses those who are committed to protecting those rights. We are publishing their endorsements on our website. We suggest you consider the candidates on this list as you go to the polls on Nov. 4.

Click HERE for a printable 2014 N.C. Voter Guide you can take to the polls on Nov. 4. The guide includes endorsements for all candidates who represent districts in the Piedmont Triad. 

To find out who represents you, click HERE.

If you live outside the Piedmont Triad, you can find the NCAJ’s endorsements for the N.C. Senate here and the endorsements for the N.C. House of Representatives here.

Fall 2014 Election Endorsements — N.C. Senate

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The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. Senate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina. 

These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people.

The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district.

For a full list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 elections in North Carolina, plus a printable voter guide you can take to the polls, click HERE.

N.C. Senate

Dist     Candidate

1          Stan White – D

2          Sen. Norm Sanderson – R

4          Sen. Angela Bryant – D

5          Sen. Don Davis – D

9          Elizabeth Redenbaugh – D

11       Sen. Buck Newton – R

13       Jane Smith – D

14       Sen. Dan Blue – D

16       Sen. Josh Stein – D

17       Sen. Tamara Barringer – R

18       Sarah Crawford – D

19       Billy Richardson – D

20       Sen. Floyd McKissick, Jr. – D

22       Sen. Mike Woodard – D

23       Sen. Valerie Foushee – D

25       Sen. Gene McLaurin – D

26       Sen. Phil Berger – R

28       Sen. Gladys Robinson – D

30       Sen. Shirley Randleman – R

32       Sen. Earline Parmon – D

33       Sen. Stan Bingham – R

36       Sen. Fletcher Hartsell – R

37       Sen. Jeff Jackson – D

38       Sen. Joel Ford – D

41       Sen. Jeff Tarte – R

42       Andy Wells – R

43       Sen. Kathy Harrington – R

46       Sen. Warren Daniel – R

49       Sen. Terry Van Duyn – D

Fall 2014 Election Endorsements – N.C. House of Representatives

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The N.C. Advocates for Justice endorses the following candidates for N.C. House of Representatives in the upcoming Nov. 4 election in North Carolina. 

These candidates have the best records when it comes to supporting the rights of injured and disabled people.

The endorsements are listed by district. Just scroll to find the appropriate district.

For a full list of endorsements for the Nov. 4 elections in North Carolina, plus a printable voter guide you can take to the polls, click HERE.

N.C. House of Representatives

Dist     Incumbent/Candidate

1          Bob Steinburg – R

2          B. Ray Jeffers – D

3          Whit Whitley – D

5          Howard Hunter, III – D

6          Paul Tine – D

7          Bobbie Richardson – D

10       John Bell – R

11       Duane Hall – D

12       George Graham – D

19       Ted Davis, Jr. – R

20       Rick Catlin – R

23       Shelly Willingham – D

24       Jean Farmer-Butterfield – D

26       Leo Daughtry – R

28       James Langdon – R

29       Larry Hall – D

30       Paul Luebke – D

31       Mickey Michaux – D

32       Nathan Baskerville – D

33       Rosa Gill – D

34       Grier Martin- D

35       Chris Malone – R

37       Paul Stam – R

38       Yvonne Holley – D

39       Darren Jackson – D

40       Marilyn Avila – R

42       Marvin Lucas – D

43       Elmer Floyd – D

44       Rick Glazier – D

46       Kenneth Waddell – D

47       Charles Graham – D

48       Garland Pierce – D

50       Graig Meyer – D

51       Brad Salmon – D

52       Jamie Boles – R

54       Robert Reives – D

56       Verla Insko – D

57       Pricey Harrison – D

58       Ralph Johnson – D

59       Jon Hardister – R

60       Cecil Brockman – D

61       John Faircloth – R

62       John Blust – R

63       Stephen M. Ross – R

66       Ken Goodman – D

70       Pat Hurley – R

71       Evelyn Terry – D

72       Ed Hanes – D

73       Lee Zachary – R

74       Debra Conrad – R

84       Rena Turner – R

86       Hugh Blackwell – R

87       Edgar Starnes – R

88       Rob Bryan – R

90       Sarah Stevens – R

91       Bryan Holloway – R

93       Jonathan Jordan – R

94       Jeffrey Elmore – R

96       Jay Adams – R

97       Jason Saine – R

99       Rodney Moore – D

100     Tricia Cotham – D

101     Beverly Earle – D

102     Becky Carney – D

104     Dan Bishop – R

106     Carla Cunningham – D

107     Kelly Alexander – D

110     Kelly Hastings – R

111     Tim Moore – R

113     Chris Whitmire – R

114     Susan Fisher – D

115     John Ager – D

116     Tim Moffitt – R

116     Brian Turner – D

117     Chuck McGrady – R

118     Dean Hicks – D

119     Joe Sam Queen – D

 

N.C. Budget Bill Threatens Rights of Injured Workers

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The N.C. General Assembly has until June 30, the end of the fiscal year, to pass a state budget.

As the budget vote comes down to the wire, we need you to contact your state legislators TODAY to make sure they don’t approve a budget that would jeopardize the rights of injured workers by allowing the governor to fire every workers’ compensation judge for no reason!

That’s exactly what will happen if the state budget passes with a particular provision intact.

Section 15.1.6(b) of the budget bill would dramatically change the terms of deputy commissioners on the N.C. Industrial Commission. The Senate budget provides for four-year terms for deputy commissioners with a limit of two terms. The House budget provides for eight-year terms without term limitations. 

Both bills would allow every sitting deputy commissioner to be fired within 18 months and replaced with politically biased appointees.

Big business and insurance companies have been trying to get rid of North Carolina’s workers’ comp judges for more than a year. They’ve backed at least two bills that would have allowed the governor to fire judges at will and replace them with pro-business judges who wouldn’t look out for the rights of injured workers.

State legislators listened to voters and struck down those proposed laws! But now, big-business interests are trying to find a back door way to get rid of fair-minded workers’ comp judges by inserting this provision into the state budget.

It’s a complicated political game.

But the message is simple:

It is wrong to fire every single workers’ compensation judge for no reason.

We need for you to call and email members of the state budget conference committee today and tell them how you feel: “Don’t make the Industrial Commission more political. Please oppose Section 15.1.6(b) of the budget bill.”

You’ll find a list of the 2014 Budget Conference Committee Members below. If you live in any of these districts, please call and email your legislators TODAY before they vote on the state budget!

2014 Budget Conference Committee

Rep. Nelson Dollar, Chair (R)
Cary/Wake; 919-233-8399; [email protected]

Rep. Linda P. Johnson, Chair (R)
Kannapolis/Cabarrus; 919-733-5861; [email protected]
 
Rep. Bryan R. Holloway, Chair (R)
King/Rockingham/Stokes; 919-733-5609; [email protected]
 
Rep. Justin P. Burr, Chair (R)
Albemarle/Montgomery/Stanly; 919-733-5908; [email protected]
 
Rep. Pat McElraft (R)
Emerald Isle/Carteret/Jones; 919-733-6275; [email protected]
Rep. D. Craig Horn (R)
Weddington/Union; 919-733-2406; [email protected]
 
Rep. Chuck McGrady (R)
Hendersonville/Henderson;919-733-5956; [email protected]
 
Rep. Hugh Blackwell(R)
Valdese/Burke;919-733-5805; [email protected]
 
Rep. Marilyn Avila(R)
Raleigh/Wake; 919-733-5530; [email protected]
 
Rep. Mark W. Hollo(R)
Taylorsville/Alexander,Wilkes,Yadkin;919-715-8261; [email protected]
 
Rep. Donny Lambeth(R)
Winston-Salem/Forsyth; 919-733-5747; [email protected]

Rep. William D. Brisson(D)
Dublin/Bladen, Johnston, Sampson; 919-733-5772; [email protected]
 
Rep. Roger West(R)
Marble/Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Macon; 919-733-5859; [email protected]
 
Rep. Tom Murry(R)
Morrisville/Wake; 919-733-5602; [email protected]
 
Rep. N. Leo Daughtry(R)
Smithfield/Johnston; 919-733-5605; [email protected]
 
Rep. James L. Boles, Jr.(R)
southern pines/ Moore; 919-733-5903; [email protected]
 
Rep. John Faircloth(R)
High Point/Guilford; 919-733-5877; [email protected]
 
Rep. Pat B. Hurley(R)
Asheboro/Randolph; 919-733-5865; [email protected]
 
Rep. George G. Cleveland(R)
Jacksonville/Onslow; 919-715-6707; [email protected]
 
Rep. Rayne Brown(R)
Lexington/Davidson; 919-715-0873; [email protected]
 
Rep. John A. Torbett(R)
Stanely/Gaston; 919-733-5868; [email protected]
 
Rep. Phil Shepard(R)
Jacksonville/Onslow; 919-715-9644; [email protected]
 
Rep. Jason Saine(R)
Lincolnton/Lincoln; 919-733-5782; [email protected]
 
Rep. David R. Lewis(R)
Dunn/Harnett; 919-715-3015; [email protected]
 
Rep. Tim Moore(R)
Kings Mountain/Cleveland; 919-733-4838; [email protected]
 
Senate
Sen. Harry Brown, Chair(R)
Jacksonville/jones,Onslow; (919) 715-3034; [email protected]
 
Sen. Tom Apodaca(R)
Hendersonville/Buncombe, Henderson, Transylvania; (919) 733-5745; [email protected]
 
Sen. Phil Berger(R)
Eden/Guilford, Rockingham; (919) 733-5708; [email protected]
 
Sen. Andrew C. Brock(R)
Raleigh/Davie, Iredell, Rowan; (919) 715-0690; [email protected]
 
Sen. Kathy Harrington(R)
Gastonia/Gaston; (919) 733-5734; [email protected]
 
Sen. Ralph Hise(R)
Spruce Pine/Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Yancey; (919) 733-3460; [email protected]
 
Sen. Neal Hunt(R)
Raleigh/Wake; (919) 733-5850; [email protected]
 
Sen. Brent Jackson(R)
Autryville/ Duplin, Johnston, Sampson; (919) 733-5705; [email protected]
 
Sen. Wesley Meredith(R)
Fayetteville/Cumberland; (919) 733-5776; [email protected]
 
Sen. Louis Pate(R)
Mount Olive/ Lenoir, Pitt, Wayne; (919) 733-5621; [email protected]
 
Sen. Bill Rabon(R)
Southport/Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender; (919) 733-5963; [email protected]
 
Sen. Shirley B. Randleman(R)
Wilkesboro/Stokes, Surry, Wilkes; (919) 733-5743; [email protected]
 
Sen. Bob Rucho(R)
Raleigh/Mecklenburg; (919) 733-5655; [email protected]
 
Sen. Dan Soucek(R)
Raleigh/Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Caldwell, Watauga; (919) 733-5742; [email protected]
 
Sen. Jerry W. Tillman(R)
Archdale/Moore, Randolph; (919) 733-5870; [email protected]

Sen. Tommy Tucker(R)
Waxhaw/Union; (919) 733-7659; [email protected]

Spring 2014 Client Newsletter

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Have you received your copy of the Spring 2014 newsletter from the Deuterman Law Group?

If you didn’t receive a copy in the mail, you can download a printable version of our newsletter by clicking here.

In it, you will find articles about our endorsements for the May 6 N.C. primary; the Affordable Care Act; what you can do to protect your ongoing workers’ compensation benefits; and tips for sharing the road with cyclists, in tribute to our friend Todd Martinez.

We also introduce you to our bilingual staff and attorneys who work with our clients who don’t speak English.

Be sure you check out the Community News section of our newsletter for information about some fun upcoming events we’ll be a part of throughout the Triad. You’ll also learn about how our staff and attorneys are giving back to their local communities.

Download your copy of the newsletter here.

If you’d like to have future copies of our newsletter delivered to you, please call us at 1-866-373-1130 and ask to be added to our mailing list.

You can read back issues of our newsletter here.

Out of the Garden Food Drive Dropoff Locations

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As we told you last week, we are organizing a food drive to benefit the Out of the Garden Project all this month.

You can drop off nonperishable food donations to our offices in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. All food will be donated to Out of the Garden to feed hungry Guilford County schoolchildren and their families. The need is great, especially at this time of the year.

Our employees have also been working with other organizations and businesses throughout the Triad to set up donation boxes to make it easy for you to donate food to Out of the Garden, no matter where you live.

In addition to our offices at 317 S. Greene St., Greensboro, and 514 S. Stratford Road, Winston-Salem, you may donate food at the following locations:

Abundant Life Church International, 2923 Pacific Ave., Greensboro

Williams Chiropractic, 3831 W Market St, Greensboro

MB-F, 620 Industrial Ave, Greensboro

Copier Specialists of the Triad

Adkins Business Products, 111 Pomona Dr, Greensboro

Sweet Josephine’s, 2209 N. Centennial St., High Point

Community One Bank at Friendly Center, 616 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro

Industries of the Blind, 914 W Lee St, Greensboro

Faithway Baptist Church, 610 E Lake Dr, Greensboro

Providence Baptist Church, 1984 Eden Rd., Stoneville

Christ Church Greensboro, 421 West Smith St., Greensboro

Crossfit Training Valley, 1001 Springwood Ave, Gibsonville

All Star Copying & Printing, 101 S Elm St # 220, Greensboro

Le Salon, 1707 Sykes St., Burlington 

New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1913 Rogers Road, Graham 

Salyer Chiropractic, 180 Brower’s Chapel Road, Asheboro

Trogdon’s Day Care, 329 Newbern Ave., Asheboro

First Steps Early Learning Center, 2511 S Fayetteville St., Asheboro

Fresh Cuts Butcher and Seafood, 1528 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro

We will continue to update this list with more donation locations.

We also want to thank New York & Co. and Lucky Brand Jeans at the Tanger Outlet Center in Mebane for participating in our Out of the Garden food drive. Their employees will be collecting food for the organization. These stores are not public drop-off locations.

 

Join us for classic holiday movies!

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Looking for something festive to do? 

We’re kicking off the holiday season on Dec. 7 with Christmas at the Carolina, a fun and free event for kids and adults at the Carolina Theatre. 

The theater will be screening the Jim Henson classic “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” at 10 a.m.

Enjoy a free movie, free soft drink and popcorn, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, sing-along to carols with the theatre’s historic pipe organ, PLUS have a chance to win a brand new bicycle.

Deuterman Law Group “elves” will be volunteering at this fun event, so be sure you come out and say hello to  your favorite attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff. 

Seating is limited for this free event, so come early! Doors open at 9:15 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Join us throughout December at the Carolina Theatre, right across the street from our office in downtown Greensboro, for the Carolina Classic Movie Series.

We’re excited to once again be a sponsor of this monthlong series of classic Christmas movies. 

  • Dec. 9 – Holiday Inn (7 p.m.): At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
  • Dec. 10 – The Santa Clause (7 p.m.): When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
  • Dec. 11 – It’s a Wonderful Life (7 p.m.): An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
  • Dec. 12 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (7 p.m.): The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
  • Dec. 16 – Miracle on 34th Street (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.): A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle – Santa Claus. Her mother told her the “secret” about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn’t expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who’s convinced he’s the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all – something to believe in.
  • Dec. 17 – It’s a Wonderful Life (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.): An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
  • Dec. 18 – White Christmas (1 p.m. and 7 p.m.): A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

The Carolina Theatre will also be screening the classic, A Christmas Story, at 1 p.m and 7 p.m. on Dec. 19 as part of the Mixed Tape Series.

 

Fall Client Newsletter Available

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Have you downloaded the new Deuterman Law Group client newsletter?

The new issue has articles about our 10th anniversary, how Social Security Disability judges decide if you’re disabled, free and low-cost health care options for uninsured people and what to do after an auto accident to protect your health and your legal rights.

Be sure to check out our roundup of community news and the profile of our newest attorney, Zach Marquand, who works at our Winston-Salem office.

You can access the fall Deuterman Law Group newsletter here.