Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP


Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, United States

Important Bill For Local Tax and Economic Development Changes is Mired in the Muck

The clock ran out on HB 1224 and we've had our fingers crossed for two weeks hoping that having the House and Senate both in session tomorrow might yield some legislative love and perhaps another look at HB 1224 -- which is…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Blue Force Seeks to Cut Off Supply of Infringing Weapon Slings to U.S. Marines (and others)

Blue Force Gear, Inc. (“Blue Force”), brought two patent infringement actions in June 2014 against Raine, Inc. (“Raine”), an Indiana corporation, and Savvy Sniper , LLC (“Savvy Sniper”), an Ohio corporation, relating to United…more
| Business Torts, Intellectual Property

Inventions and the Ecosystem of Ideas

There are some striking parallels between inventions and living organisms, and between technology in a consumer marketplace and an ecosystem. Insights gained through the comparisons may be beneficial to inventors, companies,…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Rules NCAA Violated Antitrust Laws: But Did The NCAA Win By Losing?

A federal court has ruled that the NCAA cannot ban schools from giving athletes money based on their name, image and likeness, and cannot impose a salary cap below $5,000. See O'Bannon v. NCAA (N.D. Calif Aug. 8, 2014). The…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Education

Business Court Modernization Bill is now Law

This session we've watched SB 853 - Business Court Modernization work through the legislative process and we are impressed by freshman Senator Tamara Barringer's first big effort. All you lawyers who take on complex…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics, Mergers & Acquisitions

Legislative Update (Not the) End of Session

Jones Street has the unsettling calm of the realization after a just-fought battle that the victory was not worth the bloodshed, and you can’t remember why you’re fighting…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics

N.C. Court of Appeals Reviews Commercial and Residential Summary Ejectment Cases

This week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals waded in waters it doesn't often visit: the back pools of summary ejectment…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Patent Dispute Erupts Over Mobile Digital Recording Devices

Utility Associates, Inc. (“Utility”), a Delaware corporation with a place of business in Tucker, Georgia, filed a patent infringement action on June 12, 2014, against Digital Ally Inc. (“Digital”), a Nevada corporation operating…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property

N.C. Court of Appeals Speaks On Zoning Issues: Consistency Statements, Legislative Records and Attorney Fees

The North Carolina Court of Appeals has spoken twice in recent weeks on zoning issues. Let's review. Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Consistency Statements - First, in Atkinson v. City of Charlotte, COA 13-226…more
| Civil Remedies, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

GDC Seeks to Dock Alumadock for Going Off the Deep End and Committing Patent Infringement

GDC Enterprises, Inc. (“GDC”), a corporation with a place of business in Gainesville, Georgia, filed a patent infringement action on June 3, 2014 against Robco Manufacturing, Inc, d/b/a Alumadock (“Alumadock”), a North Carolina…more
| Intellectual Property

EDVA Dismisses "Standards Conspiracy" Suit

Companies and trade associations involved in setting industry standards should take note of a recent decision out of the Eastern District of Virginia this month…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts

Bushwacker Accused of Serial Patent Infringement of Hood Protectors

Lund, Inc. (“Lund”), a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Buford, Georgia, initiated a patent infringement action against Bushwacker, Inc., and Bushwacker Automotive Group, LLC (“Bushwacker), Oregon entities, relating to…more
| Intellectual Property

LegalZoom or IllegalZoom?

LegalZoom, the online legal documents preparation service, is seeking a toehold in North Carolina by amending the statutory definition of the practice of law in G.S. 84-2.1 over the objections of the North Carolina Bar. The…more
| Civil Procedure, Elections & Politics

Womble Legislative Update

Three and a half weeks into the new state fiscal year we have no newly adjusted budget, and the passage of important bills has slowed to a trickle, but there's a distinct uptick in hostage-taking of bills…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Vitriol, Asperity and Acrimony

Unease on Jones Street has shifted just a tad for the worse. We prefer to update you on bills and committees but the lack of legislative progress the last three weeks is becoming its own thing…more
| Elections & Politics
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