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Attorney: Steven A. Scoggan

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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June 9, 2020 Steven A. Scoggan
Posted in  Per Se Violations

The Business Court Tells a Departing-Employee Case with No Trade-Secret Issues to Buzz Off

Departing-employee cases often involve claims for trade-secret misappropriation, breach of confidentiality and noncompetition agreements, and tortious interference with contractual or business relationships. Because these claims may also be per se violations of section 75-1.1, departing-employee cases between competitors almost always involve section 75-1.1 claims, as well. The North Carolina Business […]

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