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November 18, 2021 Agustin M. Martinez
Posted in  75-1.1 Exemptions

Procedural Pitfalls in the North Carolina Business Court Designation Process: the Stout Story

A business dispute involving several parties and claims, intellectual property, and alleged damages to the tune of $33 million sure sounds like the type of high-stakes, complex business case destined to be litigated in the North Carolina Business Court, especially when a Superior Court Judge suggests that the case may […]

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November 9, 2021 Jeremy Falcone
Posted in  Per Se Violations Privacy and Data Security

The Top 10 Ways Companies Can Protect Their Confidential Information and Relationships When an Employee Joins a Competitor

A long time ago, there was a beardless comedian named David Letterman.  He did a nightly show that you couldn’t stream, pause, or download.  And it always included a Top 10 list. Through two recent decisions, you could say that the North Carolina Business Court has picked up Dave’s mantle […]

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November 2, 2021 Steven A. Scoggan
Posted in  Per Se Violations Privacy and Data Security

The Computer Fraud & Abuse Act and N.C.’s Computer Trespass Statute: Paths to Treble Damages?

Cases involving corporate espionage, trade-secret misappropriation, and theft of confidential information frequently involve someone taking information from a company’s computer system. This conduct often spawns claims under North Carolina’s computer trespass statute or a similar federal statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). Today’s post explores several issues surrounding […]

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