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The Ready-Made Suit of Standing

Chief Superior Court Judge James H. Pou Bailey informed lawyers - “Justice under the law is like buying a suit off the rack. It doesn’t fit anybody perfectly, but it fits a lot of people fairly well.” Sometimes, an...more

Move Along; Nothing to See in Ninth Circuit’s TCPA Opinion

by Carlton Fields on

On February 3, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision affirming summary judgment in favor of the defendant on a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) claim in Baird v. Sabre, Inc.,...more

A Practical Primer on Zoning Law

When the North Carolina Court of Appeals decides not to publish an opinion, the opinion is not controlling precedent and citations to it in briefs, and arguments are disfavored. Nevertheless, unpublished opinions can be...more

Supreme Court Justices Box The Fourth Circuit's Ears

by Brooks Pierce on

Two Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court took the Fourth Circuit to task for not publishing a significant opinion. The ear-boxing came last month in the form of a denial of a Petition for Certiorari from which Justice Thomas...more

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