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JAMES and CHARLOTTE COKER, ROBERT and REBECCA DARCONTE, and
DONALD and BONITA SHOE
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, by Burley B.
Mitchell, Jr. and Sean E. Andrussier, for the National
Association of Manufacturers and the American Tort
Reform Association, amici curiae.
Justice MARTIN did not participate in the consideration or decision of this case.
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