Business Court Holds North Carolina Arbitration and Choice-of-Law Provisions Insufficient to Exercise Personal Jurisdiction over England-Based Company

In Curvature, Inc. v. Cantel Computer Servs. Ltd., 2019 NCBC 47 (N.C. Super. Ct. Aug. 13, 2019), the Business Court considered whether it could exercise personal jurisdiction over the England-based defendant based on a contract that was

N.C. Business Court Considers When a  Private Company Can Be Deemed a State “Agency” for Purposes of the Public Records Act

In Southern Environmental Law Center v. Saylor et al., 2019 NCBC 59 (N.C. Super. Ct. Sept. 11, 2019), the Business Court considered whether the defendant North Carolina Railroad Company (the “Railroad”) was

N.C. Business Court Dismisses All Counterclaims in a Dispute Stemming from a Failed Romance.


In Rabinowitz v. Suvillaga, 2019 NCBC 7 (N.C. Super. Jan. 28, 2019), Judge Robinson granted the Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the Defendant’s counterclaims in an action involving an alleged agreement “predicated on the Defendant’s expectation” that the couple “would live

N.C. Business Court Rejects Novel Fraudulent Conveyance Defense Which Offered Up Assets of Allegedly Drained Entity.


The N.C. Business Court has issued three rulings this summer on the pleadings in Willard v. Barger, 19 CvS 182 (Davie County). See 2019 NCBC 42; 2019 NCBC 33; 2019 NCBC 30. Most recently,

N.C. Business Court Dismisses Counterclaims of an ALF Medical Provider for Lack of Standing.


In Doctors Making Housecalls-Internal Medicine, P.A. v. Onsite Care, PLLC, 2019 NCBC 5 (N.C. Super. Ct. Jan. 16, 2019), Judge McGuire granted the Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the counterclaims of its competitor for lack of standing because the allegations

N.C. Business Court Dismisses Third-Party Complaint Based on Bad Service.


In Sloan v. Inolife Techs., Inc., 2019 NCBC 3 (N.C. Super Jan. 9, 2019), the seller of a corporation’s controlling interest asserted third-party claims against an attorney who represented the buyer. Gary Berthold (the Third-Party Plaintiff) alleged various tort claims against attorney Randall Lanham

N.C. Business Court allows one judicial dissolution claim to survive, but dismisses another premised on veil-piercing.


In the Business Court’s first opinion of 2019, Slaughter v. Winner Enterprises of Carolina Beach, LLC, 2019 NCBC 1 (N.C. Super. Ct. Jan. 7, 2019), Judge McGuire considered Defendants’ standing arguments under Rule 12(b)(1), and merits arguments under