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It Can Happen To Anyone: Mistakes In Appeals

The road to an appellate court can be lined with unanticipated obstacles, You can avoid them if you follow the NC Rules of Appellate Procedure and you keep up with changes in the law regarding appeals. Or you might retain a...more

3/21/2016 - Amended Legislation Appeals Business Court Dismissals Jurisdiction NC Supreme Court Notice of Appeal Pro Se Litigants Rules of Appellate Procedure

Do You Think You can Recover The $1100 Fee For Designating A Case To Business Court As A "Cost"? Maybe You Can't.

Recovering the $1,000+ fee for designating a case to the Business Court seems like the unattainable Holy Grail for successful parties in the Court. That's so even though the NC General Assembly amended the statute listing...more

3/10/2016 - Business Court Cost Recovery Dismissals Fees Prevailing Party Rules of Civil Procedure

Minority Shareholder Owed No Fiduciary Duty To Other Shareholders In Merger Transaction

Judge Gale's decision earlier this month in Corwin v. British American Tobacco PLC, 2015 NCBC 74 dismissed all of the claims of the Plaintiff class. If the name Corwin is ringing a bell with you, his case is the shareholder...more

8/19/2015 - Board of Directors Class Action Delaware General Corporation Law Dismissals Fiduciary Duty Merger Agreements Mergers Minority Shareholders RJ Reynolds Shareholder Litigation Shareholders Tobacco

NC Business Court Dismisses All Of Brazilian Plaintiff's Claims

The Plaintiff in Martinez v. Reynders had all of her claims dismissed last week in an Opinion from the Business Court. The case illustrates why you might want to think twice about incorporating a business in Brazil, and how...more

7/19/2013 - Business Formation Dismissals Foreign Nationals Fraud Incorporation

Be Ready To Prove Your Damages If You Want To Get To Trial

The lesson in the Business Court's first opinion of the year, Allen Smith Investment Properties, LLC v. Barbarry Properties, LLC, 2013 NCBC 1 is to be ready to present your calculation of damages at the summary judgment stage...more

1/8/2013 - Damages Dismissals Summary Judgment

Hotels.com And Other Online Travel Vendors Don't Have To Pay Occupancy Taxes To North Carolina Counties

It's hard to like the result in Wake County v. Hotels.com, LP, 2012 NCBC 61. The case is a consolidation of cases brought by several North Carolina counties (Mecklenburg, Wake, Dare, and Buncombe) against Hotels.com and other...more

1/7/2013 - Conversion Dismissals Local Ordinance Occupancy Tax Online Travel Vendors Pleadings

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