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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


Partisan judge elections in NC have gone all bizarre in the past
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • November 11 2017

MidLaw has sought to be clear about it. Partisan elections of judges is not a good idea. For a mild-mannered, fence-sitting blog, MidLaw spoke pretty


The Insider Trading Cartoon Series, Vol. 17 -- Regulation FD (Part 1)
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • October 31 2017

If you're an officer of a publicly traded company, you might want to discuss your company's material, nonpublic information with outsiders from time


North Carolina Legislative Update, October 20, 2017
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2017

North Carolina Legislators finished up what is expected to be the last in a series of 2017 "special sessions" this week. The General Assembly


“Haters Gonna Hate, Hate . . . .” Can Taylor Swift “Shake it Off”?
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2017

On September 18, 2017, songwriters Sean Hall and Nathan Butler filed a lawsuit against Taylor Swift in the United States District Court for the


NC Business Court Rules On What Constitutes An "Arbitration"
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2017

You've probably never had to decide what it means to agree to arbitrate. Usually, there is a written provision that references the AAA Rules and


North Carolina Legislative Update, October 6, 2017
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2017

North Carolina Legislators finished up another 2017 "special session" this week. Over the next few months, members will be in Raleigh on occasion for


Mark Ronson Sued For Infringing 80’s Funk “Masterpiece”
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2017

On September 12, 2017, the publisher of the legendary song “More Bounce to the Ounce” filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against music producer


Richard Posner leaves bench to invest time in promoting access to justice
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

Thirty-five years ago, Ronald Reagan appointed Richard Posner to the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals. At the time, Posner was a


Demand Futility Isn't Dead For Derivative Actions Against Non-Profit Corporations
  • Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2017

You probably thought that you would never again have to argue that a demand on a corporation's Board of Directors before filing a derivative action