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Category: Misrepresentations

October 20, 2020 Scottie Forbes Lee
Posted in  Misrepresentations Per Se Violations

Pleading Reliance in Unfair-Trade-Practice Claims Involving North Carolina’s Insurance Laws

Seven years ago, in Bumpers v. Community Bank of Northern Virginia, the Supreme Court of North Carolina held that a plaintiff who sues under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 based on a misrepresentation must show actual and reasonable reliance on the misrepresentation. A recent decision by the North Carolina Court of […]

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September 22, 2020 Preetha Suresh Rini
Posted in  Choice of Law Misrepresentations Other 75-1.1 Issues

Paper Airplanes and Passing Notes: Sending a Complaint to Industry Contacts Lands a Section 75-1.1 Claim

In this week’s post, we’re taking a trip across the country to see how a federal court in Utah applied section 75-1.1. We’ve previously written about how courts outside of North Carolina interpret section 75-1.1, like this one in California, or this one in Massachusetts. Last month, the U.S. District […]

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May 12, 2020 Scottie Forbes Lee
Posted in  Misrepresentations

An Insurance-Coverage Dispute Not Worthy of Prime Time: Murphy Brown vs. Its Insurers

Nuisance lawsuits against pork producers Murphy-Brown and Smithfield Foods have received extensive publicity in the past two years. In those cases, individuals that live near hog farms owned by Murphy-Brown and Smithfield allege that the hog farms—namely, the odors, dust, noise, and other things that go along with hog-farm operations—are […]

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