Joshua Langley worked for Autocraft, Inc. for more than five years and rose to have wide access to its business affairs and “substantial responsibility for its overall operations.” While stillContinue Reading When Employees Become Competitors, NC Business Court Keeps a Careful Watch on Disturbances in Marketplace Force
The Business Court recently reminded that while there is great value to showing up and seeing what might happen at mediation, the costs of a decision to avoid the process…Continue Reading A Mediation Isn’t Quite Hotel California, but Check Out Times are Still Strictly Regulated
A dispute between co-owners of a trampoline park in Asheville came before the Business Court, appropriately enough, on defendants’ motion to bounce plaintiffs’ claims regarding misappropriation of funds. In Bivins…Continue Reading Silence as to Some Facts in a Complaint can be Golden
Jesse Shaver alleges that a founder and CEO of Raleigh-based defense contractor Vadum, Inc., “tricked him into losing his right to equity” in the company. In Shaver v. Walker…Continue Reading Campsite Moments: Stars, S’Mores, and Statements of Material Fact
“Ray Reason, along with his aunt and uncle, decided to go into business with Gerald Barfield, a family friend who was a real estate developer.”
When that’s a line in…Continue Reading Friends, Family, and Partnerships: a Litigation Tale as Old as Time
Business Court Probes Gray Areas Between “Control” and “Opportunity”
Mary Hartsell is a nurse practitioner who joined Mindpath Care Centers, North Carolina, PLLC in April 2001 as a member, minority…Continue Reading Who Holds an LLC’s “Cards”?
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.
A targeted effort by a New York company and its president to recruit Chinese investors for a marina and hotel project in Wilmington, North Carolina brought an international spin to…Continue Reading Investors in Wilmington Project Lose Bid to Sue Company that Solicited Their Investments through Marketing Efforts in China
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
Robert Martin was the president of a medical device company, Vent Tech Corporation, during times that the company alleges he embezzled funds and through lax oversight allowed the company to…Continue Reading Buyer Acquired Claims “of Any Kind,” Including Seller’s Charge that its Own President’s Misconduct Forced a Sale at Suppressed Price