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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

When it comes to confidentiality designations, “Attorneys’ Eyes Only” (“AEO”) typically offers the most stringent level of “protection” for sensitive information disclosed during a case.  No one except the attorneys
Continue Reading Confidential. To a point.  The Business Court Takes On “Attorneys’ Eyes Only” Designations

Hog Supplier Allowed Discovery to Prove Smithfield Foods Impermissibly Favored Other Vendors Despite Contract Clause

The paths that lead to the North Carolina Business Court are often paved with the
Continue Reading NC Business Court Refuses to Strike a Most-Favored-Nation Clause Challenged as Hopelessly Vague by Pork Industry Titan

Discord within a faith community comes with all the challenges of a secular dispute, but carries with it the special responsibility that members of a congregation share in a collective
Continue Reading In a Church Divided, Secular Courts Have Limited Tools to Rejoin What a Congregation has Put Asunder

As a still-young judicial panel, the Business Court frequently has an opportunity to define its boundaries in the face of challenges to its jurisdictional reach. In Inhold, LLC v. PureShield,
Continue Reading Business Court Confirms the “Special” Cases Where State Law Claims “Arise Under” Federal Law Remain a Rarity