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Category: Economic-Loss Rule

March 16, 2021 James M. Weiss
Posted in  Economic-Loss Rule Substantial Aggravating Circumstances

Lunch and Learn: More Economic-Loss Rule Uncertainty in Section 75-1.1 Claims, this Time with More Juice Cups

Today’s blog post is about a recent Fourth Circuit opinion, Foodbuy LLC v. Gregory Packaging, Inc., involving the intersection of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 and everyone’s favorite school lunch item—juice cups. As a bonus, the Fourth Circuit also waded into the unsettled question of whether the economic-loss rule can […]

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September 1, 2020 Steven A. Scoggan
Posted in  Economic-Loss Rule Substantial Aggravating Circumstances

In a Contract Case, Stick to Contract-Based Claims

We’ve written often about two recurring issues in contract disputes that limit a party’s ability to bring a section 75-1.1 claim: the economic-loss rule and “substantial aggravating circumstances.” The economic-loss rule provides that, in most cases, a breach of contract does not give rise to tort claims between contracting parties. […]

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April 9, 2019
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Glengarry Glen Economic Loss Rule

This post studies a recent decision about a sales agent who’s upset with the quality of his leads. An initial sidebar: the agent wasn’t peddling real estate, but it’s almost impossible to read the decision without thinking of this outstanding movie. David Mamet is a genius. But, setting aside whether […]

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