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Attorneys – Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine – Intellectual Property – Patent Infringement – Advice-of-Counsel Defense (access required)

Krausz Industries Ltd. v. Smith-Blair, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-001-17, 25 pp.) (Robert Numbers II, USMJ) 5:12-cv-00570; E.D.N.C. Holding: Where defendant sought the opinion of one law firm as to whether defendant’s product infringed plaintiff’s patent and retained another law ...

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Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Attorneys – Ineffective Assistance Claim – Search & Seizure – Automobile Exception – Miranda Warnings – Spontaneous Statement (access required)

State v. Burton (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-025-17, 15 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Buncombe County Superior Court (Marvin Pope Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: There was no evidence that defendant’s vehicle was incapable of movement at the time it ...

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