Following up on my post from earlier this week, the Mecklenburg County Business Court CLE concluded on Friday with the panel of Judges, Chief Judge Bledsoe, Judge McGuire, and Judge Conrad, sharing some practice pointers and personal preferences.  What follows is my summary and interpretation of what they said.  As with my

N.C. Business Court Addresses the Scope of a Judicial Appraisal Proceeding

In Reynolds American Inc. v. Third Motion Equities Master Fund Ltd. et al., 2019 NCBC 35 (N.C. Super. Ct. June 4, 2019), the Business Court considered the scope of a judicial appraisal proceeding under G.S. § 55-13-30. The defendants, who owned stock in

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 Holds that (Federal) Dividends Received Deduction Must Offset (State) Net Economic Loss Tax Deduction


In N.C. Dep’t of Revenue v. Graybar Elec. Co., Inc., 2019 NCBC 2 (N.C. Super. Ct. Jan. 9, 2019), the Business Court addressed the interplay between the federal dividends received deduction and the (now repealed) North Carolina

Business Court Sanctions Party for Discovery Misconduct and Awards Forensic Examination


It started out like a typical Business Court case:  a company filed suit against its former employees (and their new company) and asserted claims for things like breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.  The plaintiff also filed motions for a temporary restraining