Brooks Pierce

The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. 13 -- The Barry Switzer Story [Video]

Let's take a stroll back to 1981, when football coach Barry Switzer overheard some information that might have become very profitable. Or would it? It's important to remember that in most insider trading cases, there must be an…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. 14 -- United States v. Newman (Part 1) [Video]

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit shook the insider trading world in 2014 when it issued United States v. Newman, 773 F.3d 438 (2d Cir. 2014). The court addressed the knowledge required for liability of remote…more
| Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Five Things You Should Know About Discovery Under The New Business Court Rules

There are new Rules for the NC Business Court In effect, as of January 1, 2017. If you have a case in the Business Court, or are expecting to designate a case there, you should look them over…more
| Civil Procedure

NC Business Court Starts Off 2017 By Denying A Motion For Sanctions And Adding A New Judge

In the NC Business Court's first Opinion of the new year, Judge Bledsoe denied Defendants' Motion for Rule 11 Sanctions in Kure Corp. v. Peterson, 2017 NCBC 1. The decision holds a few lessons about the operation of Rule 11 of…more
| Civil Procedure

The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. XII -- The Innocent Intermediary [Video]

Join us as our heroine Jane gives away a little too much information to her husband Bob, who then seeks legal advice about what he's heard. Bob's lawyer Nikhil gives good advice by telling him to keep a lid on it, but then goes…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, Professional Malpractice, Securities Law

Think You Can Appeal The Business Court's Denial Of Your Opposition To Designation? You Probably Can't

The NC Supreme Court's jurisdiction over appeals from the Business Court expanded significantly with the passage of a bill by the NC General Assembly "modernizing" the Business Court in 2014. A party can appeal even…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics

The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. XI -- Multi-level Tipping [Video]

In this Presidential transition season, we bring you a very special episode of the Insider Trading Cartoon Series…more
| Business Organizations, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade

Who Would Ever Have Thought That Sending A Preservation Letter Might Be Dangerous?

There is probably nothing more routine in litigation today than a Plaintiff's counsel sending a "preservation letter." A preservation letter, if you've never sent or received one, is a letter sent at the outset of litigation --…more
| Civil Procedure

NC Business Court Sends Some Important Messages About Fees To Lawyers For Class Action Plaintiffs

If you've been reading this blog for any length of time, you know that I am very sour on substantial attorneys' fees being awarded to the lawyers for class action plaintiffs who obtain nothing more for the class than valueless…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure

Department of Labor "Overtime Rule" Enjoined by U.S. District Court

On November 22, 2016, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas entered an order preliminary enjoining the Department of Labor's "Overtime Rule" on a nationwide basis. The Overtime Rule, which was…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Who Knew That A Motion To Transfer Venue Could Be So Complicated?

North Carolina cases that are filed in an "improper county" can be transferred to the "proper county" if the "defendant, before the time of answering expires, demands in writing that the trial be conducted in the proper county."…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies

How Election Results Will Impact North Carolina Businesses

After a lengthy and contentious campaign, voters have chosen new leaders for our nation and state. Those choices could impact North Carolina businesses in a number of significant ways…more
| Business Organizations, Education, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Protecting In-House Counsel From Having To Be Deposed

There a probably few things in legal practice as annoying as getting a Notice of Deposition for your client's in-house counsel. Are you willing to pursue a Motion for a Protective Order to prevent the deposition?…more
| Civil Procedure

Member Of A Delaware LLC? Don't Bring Claims To Inspect Books And Records, Or For Dissolution, In North Carolina's Courts

The Plaintiff in Camacho v. McCallum, 2016 NCBC 79 has to head to Delaware to litigate her claims for inspection of the records of the LLC of which she is a member, and also to seek dissolution of the LLC. Why, even though…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure

Got a Website or an App? Take Action to Protect Yourself!

The U.S. Copyright Office has announced a new electronic filing system for registering websites, apps, and other online platforms for “safe harbor” protection from copyright infringement liability. The new system becomes…more
| Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology
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