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Attorney: Thomas H. Segars

January 28, 2020 Thomas H. Segars
Posted in  Other 75-1.1 Issues

Read Before Signing

I didn’t anticipate how many friends and family members would tap me for free advice when I became a lawyer. Sometimes, my J.D. seems to hang over me like the sign at Lucy’s psychiatry booth from Peanuts. You might have had the same experience. Remarkably, I get asked one question […]

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June 25, 2019 Thomas H. Segars
Posted in  Substantial Aggravating Circumstances

Udderly Insufficient: A “Clerical Error” that Meant Catastrophe for a Cattle Breeder Was Not a “Substantial Aggravating Factor”

Sometimes small errors can have big consequences. According to a recent Fourth Circuit decision, big consequences do not turn small errors into unfair or deceptive trade practices. Edwards v. Genex Cooperative, Inc. considered a section 75-1.1 claim based on a breach of contract accompanied by “substantial aggravating factors.” Parties to […]

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