Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practice

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 still

Continue Reading When Employees Become Competitors, NC Business Court Keeps a Careful Watch on Disturbances in Marketplace Force

After a six-day jury trial including evidence of “no show” jobs, questionable “friends and family” payroll slots, and allegations of fraud and embezzlement, a Mecklenburg County jury returned a $3-million-plus

Continue Reading When Doing the Same Thing Over Again and Expecting Different Results is not Insane, a Court Explains

The Palmetto Medical Group had a “messy divorce.”

Palmetto’s three physicians had settled into “mutual distrust” and got a good distance down the road toward separation by negotiating a Practice

Continue Reading When “Divorcing” Physicians Scuffle Over Contractual Plans to Honor Patient Choice, do they Render Medical Service?

Facing a $12.8 million judgment, a plaintiff sought recourse in a legalmalpractice claim against his trial counsel for its alleged role in that unhappy result. But his undoing was the

Continue Reading Business Court Finds that Alleged Lack of Diligence by Law Firm Had No Impact on Large Trial Court Loss

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