Reviewing the Laws

CIVIL

LITIGATION

Civil Litigation is the term for virtually any contested matter before a court or tribunal that is not a criminal matter. Civil matters can be tried before a Judge (bench trial) or before a Jury.

At the Law Offices of Timothy Dugan, we have successfully litigated civil cases at all levels of Courts, up to an including the North Carolina Supreme Court. 

Civil matters are litigated or "tried" in one of three lower level "trial" courts. Civil matters may also be appealed to higher level "trial courts" or to the Appeallate Courts. 

SMALL CLAIMS

Small claims court is the least "formal," and involves cases with under $10,000.00 in dispute

DISTRICT COURT

District Court includes family law, contract disputes, and general civil matters with less than $25,000 in dispute

SUPERIOR COURT

Superior Court includes matters with over $25,000 and Special Proceedings, such as Will Challenges

APPELATE COURTS

The North Carolina Court of Appeals and the North Carolina Supreme Court hear cases appealed from the lower level trial courts

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GUIDANCE THROUGH THE DARKEST STORM.

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PREVIOUS VICTORIES :

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CONSTRUCTION NEGLIGENCE

Our client's home was damaged by a construction company attempting to replace a roof. Large "confidential" settlement to replace property destroyed & complete repairs

CONTRACT DISPUTE

Our client owned a small business, providing services to large developers. We fought to obtain compensation for the work performed. 

LANDLORD / TENANT

Our client owns several rental properties. When a renter failed to pay rent and damaged the property, we recovered the home and an award to cover the cost of the repairs.

WILL CHALLENGE

Our client's parent passed away leaving an unfair will. We fought to negotiate a settlement that fairly compensated the children of the deceased. 

Past performance does not guarantee future results. Each case is different, and your results may vary. 

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Our client purchased a travel trailer with several hidden defects. We negotiated a settlement to cover the costs of repairs & the lost time waiting for repairs

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