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North Carolina Legislative Update, June 8, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2018

After passing the budget and sending it to the Governor, the legislature turned its attention to other policy issues this week


North Carolina Legislative Update, June 1, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2018

Legislators released, debated, and passed budget adjustments for the 2019 fiscal year this week. The legislation appropriates $23.9 billion of FY19


North Carolina Legislative Update, May 25, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2018

This was another quiet week at the General Assembly as legislators continued work on the budget behind closed doors. Budget Chairs have indicated that


North Carolina Legislative Update, May 21, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

North Carolina Legislators returned to Raleigh last week for their “short session” with a focus on revising the State budget bill passed last year


NC Supreme Court Reinforces Need for Precision in Trade Secret Misappropriation Claims
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

Bringing a trade secret misappropriation claim in North Carolina may not be as easy as you think. In Krawiec v. Manly, the North Carolina Supreme


NC Business Court Rejects The Idea Of A "Settlement Privilege"
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

Statements made in the course of settlement negotiations are inadmissible at trial, per Rule 408 of the NC Rules of Evidence. But does that dead end


A storm blows your house down and you have to have a lawyer
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2018

Legal aid brings legal services to help with basic human needs of people who can’t afford lawyers. Right now in Greensboro, Legal Aid of North


North Carolina Legislative Update, May 11, 2018
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

May is a busy month for elections and government in North Carolina. Primary elections were held for certain federal, state and local offices on May


Another NC Business Court Appeal Bites The Dust
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2018

I guess that every North Carolina lawyer doesn't know that since October 2014, appeals of final decisions by the NC Business Court go directly to the


Of Course I Meant to Send the Email, But Not to the Criminal - Court Rules that Companies Have a Duty to Train Employees on Cybersecurity Practices
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, businesses need to remain vigilant for employee reports (or more likely questions) about fraudulent