The Palmetto Medical Group had a “messy divorce.”
Palmetto’s three physicians had settled into “mutual distrust” and got a good distance down the road toward separation by negotiating a Practice Separation Agreement at mediation. The remaining doctor at the practice would buy out the two departees after an appraisal, and…Continue Reading When “Divorcing” Physicians Scuffle Over Contractual Plans to Honor Patient Choice, do they Render Medical Service?
Corporate Director Duty to at Least “Try” to Carry Out Oversight Functions May Soon Extend to Company Officers
Just last year, in assessing the extent to which a director has a duty to…Continue Reading Corporate Director Duty to at Least “Try” to Carry Out Oversight Functions May Soon Extend to Company Officers
If the Federal Trade Commission has its way, litigation fights like the one between IQVIA…Continue Reading A Swan Song for Noncompete Clauses?
Business Court Probes Gray Areas Between “Control” and “Opportunity”
Mary Hartsell is a nurse practitioner…Continue Reading Who Holds an LLC’s “Cards”?
If a court “throws the book” at steadfastly uncooperative litigants, did it really happen if there’s no one around to take the hit? The Business Court tested that “tree falling…Continue Reading Do Sanctions Against AWOL Litigants Make a Sound When they Land?
Prove it! Lessons learned from recent N.C. Business Court rulings on fee petitions.
By Jeff MacHarg and La-Deidre Matthews.
Every litigant wants their attorneys’ fees, but actually recovering them in North Carolina is rare. Fee recovery must be authorized by rule or…Continue Reading Prove it! Lessons learned from recent N.C. Business Court rulings on fee petitions.
Claims not Within Physician-Patient Relationship, Court says, but also are “Entwined with” and “Directly Tied” to Care
Charles McNew was injured in a fall at his home in June 2021…Continue Reading Patient’s Second “Injury” – Billing for Medical Care
Not all contacts are created equal: more PJ lessons from the Business Court.
By Jeff MacHarg and Sarah Traynor
A few months after successfully settling its lawsuit and obtaining a consent judgment against JUUL, the State of North Carolina doubled down, suing…Continue Reading Not all contacts are created equal: more PJ lessons from the Business Court.
2022 Business Court CLE: What the Business Court Judges Want You to Know
On October 14, 2022, the Mecklenburg County Business Court CLE was back in person, with a full day of amazing presentations and, as is tradition, concluded with the panel of…Continue Reading 2022 Business Court CLE: What the Business Court Judges Want You to Know
Yes, This Post is About Taxes, but There’s Bonus Content about The Beatles and Batman!
“Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman.”
Taxman, The Beatles (1966)
Wary of the old maxim about giving inches and losing miles, the North Carolina Department of Revenue…Continue Reading Yes, This Post is About Taxes, but There’s Bonus Content about The Beatles and Batman!
A Business Court Finds There is Little “Neutral” Ground in Disputes Over Church Business
An intra-congregational dispute over control of church bank accounts led the Wakefield Missionary Baptist Church to a schism that forced out a senior pastor, saw church doors locked, and resulted…Continue Reading A Business Court Finds There is Little “Neutral” Ground in Disputes Over Church Business
Judicial Dissolution of a “Deadlocked” LLC in North Carolina is a Big Ask When There is Evidence of Even Limited Cooperation Among Members
Plaintiff Lee Norris and defendant James Schaafsma…Continue Reading When Finding a Corporate Stalemate is Like Searching for Bobby Fischer
NC Supreme Court Endorses Flexibility for Business Court in Determining “Fair Value” for Dissenting Shareholders
In 2017, British American Tobacco (BAT) purchased a North Carolina-based tobacco company, Reynolds American Inc., for $49 billion. The deal allowed BAT to acquire the 57.8% of Reynolds it…Continue Reading NC Supreme Court Endorses Flexibility for Business Court in Determining “Fair Value” for Dissenting Shareholders
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