Bill Summary for H 168 (2013-2014)

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May 13 2013

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View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 168 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 27, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT GRANTING THE NORTH CAROLINA INDUSTRIAL COMISSION JURISDICTION TO DECIDE DISPUTES BETWEEN AN EMPLOYEE'S PAST AND CURRENT ATTORNEYS REGARDING THE DIVISION OF A FEE AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION.
Intro. by Murry.

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House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with the following. Amends GS 97-90(f) to require the Industrial Commission to hear and determine disputes between an employee's current and past attorney regarding the division of a fee as approved under the statute (legal and medical fees to be approved by Commission; misdemeanor to receive fees unapproved by Commission, or to solicit employment in adjusting claims; agreement for fee or compensation). Provides for the right of appeal for an attorney who is party to an action under the new subsection.

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