Author Archives: Anthony Burts

Small Claims Court in North Carolina

In North Carolina, Small Claims Court is where people settle disputes regarding property or money with a value of $10,000 or less. There is no jury, but there are judges called magistrates that govern the proceedings in Small Claims Court. In … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Hello all! 2015 was a great year for Anthony Burts, the author and founder of Learn Your Rights 101. After finishing law school at the NCCU School of Law, he passed the July 2015 bar exam and was subsequently affirmed as … Continue reading

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The Fleeing Felon Rule: Tennessee v. Garner Revisited After SC Officer Shoots Walter Scott

Michael Slager, a South Carolina officer has been charged with murder after a video went viral that appeared to show him shooting an unarmed man who was running away. A man, identified as 50-year-old Walter Scott, broke away from the officer. At that point, … Continue reading

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Texting and Driving in North Carolina

 According to the National Safety Council, one in every four car accidents are the result of texting and driving. Also, texting and driving makes an accident more than four times more likely to happen. North Carolina enacted N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-137.4A … Continue reading

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Young v. UPS: A Victory for Pregnant Workers

On March 25, 2015, The Supreme Court of the United States held that a plaintiff can demonstrate a genuine dispute as to whether an employer violates the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) where her employer treats pregnant workers less favorably than its treats … Continue reading

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Resisting Arrest 101

Thousands of people are charged with resisting a public officer every year. North Carolina’s law relating to resisting arrest is pretty broad. According to NCGS § 14-233, “[i]f any person shall willfully and unlawfully resist, delay or obstruct a public officer … Continue reading

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Social Security Disability 101

In the United States, there are an estimated 49 million people with some form of disabling condition. For those that are unable to earn a living, congress has given the Social Security Administration the power to administer programs such as Social Security Disability … Continue reading

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NC Attorney General’s Offices Investigating a Questionable CIAA Service Charge

The NC Attorney General’s Office is investigating why the Ritz-Carlton imposed a 15 percent service charge on guests of the hotel’s lounge during last month’s CIAA basketball tournament. If you still have your receipts from the weekend, check them to make … Continue reading

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Beware of New Scam Sweeping the Carolinas

Be aware of a new scam in which phone scammers who claim to be from the local power companies threaten service disconnection. How it works? Scammers call claiming that your account is delinquent and service will be disconnected unless a … Continue reading

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Filing an Employment Discrimination Claim in North Carolina

North Carolina Law Regarding Workplace Discrimination Under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 143-422.2, “[i]t is the public policy of [North Carolina] to protect and safeguard the right and opportunity of all persons to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination or abridgement on … Continue reading

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