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Hodges v. Carter
Citation:239 N.C. 517, 80 S.E.2d 144 (1954)
Hodges (Plaintiff) was a drugstore owner who hired Topping and Carter (Defendants), who were attorneys, to sue his insurance companies after the companies refused to honor his claim for reimbursement. The plaintiff’s store was destroyed by a fire, and the plaintiff filed proof of loss with each of the four insurance companies which issued his policies. The insurance companies rejected the proofs of loss and declined to pay any part of the plaintiff’s losses resulting from the fire. The defendants filed a complaint and summons against the insurance companies, but they were rejected because the defendants had failed to comply with service of process rules. Hodges sued the defendants for negligence.
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