Arbitration is supposed to be a less formal, more efficient way of resolving a dispute. More and more, though, we see certain threshold issues—like whether a dispute is ‘arbitrable’ in the first place—undermine the benefits of this supposedly streamlined process. Any clarity from the courts when it comes to issues of arbitrability, therefore, is a

Considering whether to add a Chapter 75 claim to your breach of contract dispute? If you don’t have substantial aggravating circumstances, resist the urge and don’t assert the Chapter 75 claim. In a recent order, Judge McGuire made clear that asserting an unjustified Chapter 75 claim may get you sanctioned.

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Analysis of N.C. Business Court Decisions (and other musings)


Business decisions should guide your business decisions.

That’s why we created our new blog—It’s Just Business.  Think of the blog as your prospectus on the decisions of the North Carolina Business Court and other key developments in business law.  We want the blog to be a