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October 25, 2016
Posted in  Creditors Rights, Lender Liability, and Bankruptcy

Can Forcing a Company into Bankruptcy be an Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practice?

Can a bankruptcy trustee prove a violation of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1 based on business strategies that forced a debtor into bankruptcy? The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina recently addressed this question in In re American Ambulette & Ambulette Service, Inc.  The Debtors’ Corporate Parents […]

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September 13, 2016
Posted in  Per Se Violations

Breaches of covenants not to compete as unfair and deceptive practices? The North Carolina Business Court weighs in

When does a breach of a covenant not to compete violate N.C. Gen. Stat. § 75-1.1? Is tortious interference a per se violation of section 75-1.1? Departing-employee cases often raise both questions, but the answer to each question remains unsettled. The North Carolina Business Court weighed in on both of these […]

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