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February 12, 2019 Thomas H. Segars
Posted in  Creditors Rights, Lender Liability, and Bankruptcy

No Hot-Dogging: The Intersection of Section 75-1.1 and Federal Franchise Law

This post examines two new decisions that apply N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 to a specific factual context: the relationship between franchisors and franchisees. The decisions—Trident Atlanta, LLC v. Charlie Graingers Franchising, LLC and Sanghrajka v. Family Fare, LLC—parallel one another in important ways, but reach different results. This post summarizes […]

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January 15, 2019
Posted in  75-1.1 Exemptions

Did the General Assembly mean for N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 to apply to pervasively regulated conduct?

Courts have sometimes concluded that the extensive regulation of a subject-matter by another source of law—such as a detailed statutory scheme—means that the General Assembly didn’t intend for N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 to regulate that subject matter. These decisions present the backdrop for a recent opinion by a federal […]

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