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Attorney: Scottie Forbes Lee

February 23, 2021 Scottie Forbes Lee
Posted in  Other 75-1.1 Issues

N.C. Supreme Court Clarifies Requirements for Claims under State Constitution’s Anti-monopoly Clause

Last month, we discussed an important decision from the Supreme Court of North Carolina involving antitrust claims against Atrium Health, the large public-hospital system in Charlotte. In DiCesare v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority, the Supreme Court held that quasi-municipal corporations like Atrium are exempt from liability under chapter 75—including section 75-1.1 […]

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January 26, 2021 Scottie Forbes Lee
Posted in  75-1.1 Exemptions

N.C. Supreme Court: Quasi-municipal Corporations Are Immune from State Antitrust and Section 75-1.1 Liability

We have previously discussed whether a local-government entity can be sued for money damages based on a federal antitrust violation. Today’s post discusses a similar question: are quasi-municipal corporations—a type of local-government entity—exempt from liability under section 75-1.1 and North Carolina’s antitrust laws? Last month, the Supreme Court of North […]

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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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