Mack Sperling

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Is It Worth It For Plaintiffs' Counsel To Gamble On Merger Class Actions in North Carolina?

I hadn't written anything yet about the multiple shareholder actions challenging the merger of PokerTek -- a developer and distributor of electronic table (gambling) games -- with Multimedia Games -- another developer and...more

1/30/2015 - Class Action Derivative Suit Disclosure Material Disclosures Shareholder Litigation Shareholders

Business Court Resolves A Trio Of Discovery Issues

Three interesting discovery issues were resolved last week by Judge Bledsoe's Order in Gay v. Peoples Bank. First, can you obtain in discovery in a class action the fee arrangement between the plaintiff and his lawyers? ...more

9/23/2014 - Attorney's Fees Class Action Depositions Discovery Fee Agreements Protective Orders Witnesses Young Lawyers

A Million Dollars In Fees For Class Counsel in Wachovia/Wells Fargo Merger Lawsuit

When I first looked at Judge Murphy's (unpublished) Order in Ehrenhaus v. Baker earlier this month awarding attorneys' fees to the class action attorneys who sued Wachovia and Wells Fargo over their merger in 2008, I was...more

4/10/2014 - Attorney's Fees Business Litigation Class Action Corporate Counsel Mergers Settlement Wachovia Wells Fargo

The YMCA Wins Case In NC Business Court

It's hard to conceive of a more unlikely Business Court case than Keister v. National Council of the Young Men's Christian Assocation of the United States of America, a purported class action by YMCA members....more

7/25/2013 - Class Action Premises Liability Sexual Assault Sexual Harassment YMCA

North Carolina Business Court Defers To Delaware Courts In Class Action Challenging Sealy Merger

Maybe one day North Carolina will be the center of the business litigation universe, but for now the center of that universe remains in Delaware. The Order last week in Justewicz v. Sealy Corp., 2012 NCBC 57 -- in...more

12/3/2012 - Class Action Order to Stay

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