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NC Business Court: Choice Of Law Dooms Trade Secrets Claim
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • February 19 2018

What choice of law rule applies to trade secrets claims? No North Carolina appellate court has answered that question, but Judge Robinson of the NC


"Holding All The Cards" And Fiduciary Duty Claims
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2018

It is hard to base your case on a breach of fiduciary duty when there is a contract in place between the parties. Contracting parties owe no special


A Case Doesn't Have To Be "Complex" To Be Designated To The NC Business Court
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2018

The North Carolina Business Court sent a message to all lawyers practicing in the Business Court last week in Barclift v. Martin, 2018 NCBC 5. Judge


You Don't Want Your Confidentiality Agreement Evaluated Like A Non-Compete Agreement
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2018

You probably think that you can avoid having a confidentiality agreement struck down by an NC court because it doesn't have to meet the stricter


Old Lawyers - Not Fade Away
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2018

For reasons we can discuss at another time, I’ve been reading materials about retirement lately. Most recently, I’ve read: Aging Well, by George


NC Business Court Approves Another Disclosure Only Class Action Settlement
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • January 10 2018

Judge Gale's approval last week of a class action settlement, in In re Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, 2018 NCBC 1 gives me


Second Circuit Affirms “Fractional Licensing” Decision
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2017

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees do not prohibit “fractional licensing” of songs


“Blast the prejudice that puts women down as only fit to be men’s playthings!”
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

We are at a cultural moment. Sexual boundaries seem to be the “acutest issue” of the moment. These are not new questions to North Carolina. This


NC Business Court On Conversion Of Electronic Data
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

The Defendant in SQL Sentry, LLC v. ApexSQL, LLC, 2017 NCBC 105 was alleged to have copied the Plaintiff's software program which was designed to


Special Veterans Day Alert: Good news for NC veterans
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2017

MidLaw wishes to join the great chorus of the day with a message for veterans. If you are a veteran who lives in central North Carolina, don’t believe