Brooks Pierce

First Published Opinion From New Business Court Judge Conrad

Business Court Judges don't have to issue written Opinions in cases granting Preliminary Injunctions. (G.S. § 7A-45.3 limits the obligation to issue a written Opinion to rulings rendered per NCRCP 12, 56, 59, and 60)…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

North Carolina Legislative Update, March, 2017 #4

This week at the legislature, Senate confirmations continued as rumors of another potential HB2 compromise swirled. Confirmations - Senate committees are continuing the process of confirming Governor Cooper's Cabinet…more
| Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update, March, 2017 #3

This week at the legislature, Senate confirmations continued as committees in both chambers received informational presentations and voted on bills. Confirmations - Senate committees are continuing the process of…more
| Elections & Politics

Understanding New Attacks on Section 230 Immunity

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides website operators who post user-generated content with broad immunity from most legal claims arising from that content. It is this broad protection that enables popular…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law

NC Business Court On Conflicting Rules Of Civil Procedure: Do You Need Leave Of Court To Amend Your Answer To Add A Counterclaim?

If I asked you if you were familiar with Rule 13(f) of the NC Rules of Civil Procedure, I'm betting that you would respond with a glassy stare and a slack jaw. That Rule deals with a counterclaim that you should have made in…more
| Civil Procedure

North Carolina Legislative Update - March, 2017 #2

This week the pace quickens within the House and Senate policy committees while the Appropriations committees received presentations on Governor Cooper's proposed budget recommendations. Regulatory Reform (HB131) - A…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Elections & Politics, Health

North Carolina Legislative Update - March, 2017

While various bills made their way through committees and chambers this week, the highlight was the release of Governor Cooper's proposed Budget Recommendations for fiscal years 2017-2018. Secretary Hall Confirmed -…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Family Law, Health, Transportation

North Carolina Legislative Update - February, 2017 #4

Public School Funding (HB6) - The House passed HB6 this week which will create a task force to study and recommend changes to the State's school funding formula. Two amendments to increase diversity of the task force…more
| Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - February, 2017 #3

Eminent Domain (HB3) - A bill that seeks to amend the State's Constitution to prohibit the exercise of eminent domain to condemn private property except for public use passed through the House this week after being…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

Defending A Former Employee On a Non-Compete Or For Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets? Read This.

Do you really have to rush to Court to obtain an injunction for a misappropriation of trade secrets? Maybe not. But for an injunction enforcing a non-compete agreement, maybe yes…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

Fourth Circuit Decision Opens the Door to Joint Employer Liability for Contractors - Could Your Company Be At Risk?

On January 25, 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals[1] dealt a significant blow to the traditional contractor-subcontractor relationship. In finding that a contractor and subcontractor could be considered “joint employers”…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law

North Carolina Legislative Update - February, 2017 #2

Activity at the North Carolina General Assembly gained some momentum this week with legislative committees meeting to hear bills, some bills being considered for floor action, and new members becoming familiar with…more
| Elections & Politics

North Carolina Legislative Update - February 3, 2017

North Carolina Legislators made their way back to Raleigh for the beginning of the 2017 long session on January 25th. With returning members settling into their new offices and new members getting acclimated to Raleigh, no votes…more
| Education, Elections & Politics

NC Business Court: What Is Intrusion Into Seclusion?

I had never heard before of a "privacy tort" claim for "intrusion into seclusion." But it exists in North Carolina per Judge Gale's Opinion in Dishner v. Goneau, 2017 NCBC 7, decided in the NC Business Court this week…more
| Business Organizations, Business Torts, Communications & Media Law

New Year Brings New Leadership to North Carolina State Government

The new year brings a number of new leaders to State government in Raleigh. These changes could impact policy in significant ways…more
| Elections & Politics
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