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Deedee Gasch

Attorney, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
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Deedee Gasch has over a decade of experience litigating catastrophic claims involving serious injury or death. While Deedee’s practice is primarily focused on the defense of premises liability, trucking and commercial vehicle acci  

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Jun 27, 2019

Splash Into Summer with These Swimming Pool Safety Tips

In the words of DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, it’s “summer, summer, summertime.” The kids are out of school, the weather is hot, and pools throughout Wilmington are open for sp ...

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Jun 7, 2019

Analyzing the Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Tiger Woods, His Bar, and His Girlfriend: A Lawyer’s Perspective

Just when things seemed to be on the upswing for famous golfer Tiger Woods, he was recently sued in a wrongful death lawsuit. Also named as Defendants are the bar he owns in Florida (The Woods), and h ...

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May 15, 2019

Ten Questions with Laurie King, Vice President, Director of Corporate Relations at MCO Transport, Inc.

In honor of Transportation Week, Attorney Deedee Gasch sits down with Laurie King to discuss the trucking industry in Part II of her series for the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.     ...

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May 1, 2019

Celebrating National Transportation Week

In 1946, then President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 creating our nation’s system of interstate highways.  In recognition of the men and women wh ...

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Apr 25, 2019

You’ve Been Sued. Now What?

While no one welcomes the sheriff arriving to serve you with a summons and complaint, or the dreaded certified mailing containing a lawsuit, there are a few steps you need to follow if you are served ...

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Apr 8, 2019

How Businesses Can Maximize Their Attorney-Client Relationships

Most businesses appreciate they need to get counsel involved if a lawsuit is filed against them or if they need transactional legal work that attorneys provide.  But there are other services, bey ...

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Apr 1, 2019

North Carolina’s Baseball Rule Limits Spectator Liability

Baseball season is here!   Baseball is America’s national pastime, a game that millions enjoy this time of year. From hot dogs and Cracker Jacks at Legion Stadium to high school summ ...

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Mar 11, 2019

Liability Waivers: Can You Contract Away Negligence? 

It seems that nearly every business wants you to sign a waiver before participating in activities. Gyms, trampoline parks, water parks and bounce houses all require you to sign a waiver before you exe ...

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Feb 21, 2019

Employee Training: Accident and Claims Prevention

Businesses should be proactive about accident and claims prevention.    As part of this process, it is important to train all employees about potential hazards at a business and how to rem ...

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Feb 8, 2019

An Injury is Reported at Your Business… Now What?

Many of you have likely seen the video of a man faking a slip and fall at a business in New Jersey. This viral video is an extreme case, but it proves the importance of preserving evidence after ...

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Jan 21, 2019

Employer Liability for Workers: Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Under North Carolina’s doctrine of respondeat superior, a principal may be held vicariously liable for the torts of his agent.    What that means is that a company or business can be ...

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Jan 4, 2019

Kicking Off the New Year: Time to Review Your Business Insurance Policies

The New Year is a great time to review your business insurance policies.    Identify what coverage you have, what coverage you may need, and confirm your business is adequately protected i ...

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Dec 17, 2018

Holiday Spirits: Four Things Alcohol Permittees Need to Know When Selling Alcohol

Tis the season. Bars and restaurants are packed with patrons looking to get in the holiday spirit – or perhaps just consuming spirits. Either way, selling alcohol comes with many responsibilitie ...

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Dec 4, 2018

Preventing Alcohol Liability for Your Social Gathering

The holidays are in full swing. We have stuffed ourselves silly with turkey, decorated the tree, and hung the stockings.  With this festive time typically comes holiday parties and social ...

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Nov 16, 2018

Product Liability: Making Safer Products

It is no secret I typically represent defendants in civil actions. The defendants are people or companies who are sued, typically for allegedly causing injury or damages to someone else. A common c ...

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Nov 1, 2018

Lawsuits and Social Media: Think Before You Post

Social media is everywhere and, more and more, users are turning to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter among others to share thoughts and ideas.    If you have a legal claim or lawsuit pendin ...

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Oct 18, 2018

Your Auto Policy: Review, Don’t Just Renew

I represent clients after they have been involved in an automobile accident. At that point, the last thing I want to tell my clients is that they did not have the coverage they needed.  &nb ...

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Oct 2, 2018

Insurance Claims in the Aftermath of Florence

In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many coastal residents will find themselves with damages to their homes and personal property.    Understanding the insurance you have available and ...

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