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Civil Practice – Non-Mutual Offensive Collateral Estoppel – Guilty Plea – Misappropriation of Trade Secrets – Unfair Trade Practices – Breach of Contract (access required)

RF Micro Devices, Inc. v. Xiang (Lawyers Weekly No. 003-012-16, 21 pp.) (William Osteen Jr., J.) 1:12-cv-00967; M.D.N.C. Holding: Since 18 U.S.C. § 1839(3)(B) and G.S. § 66-152(3)(a) define “trade secret” differently, defendant’s guilty plea to a violation of § ...

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Tort/Negligence – Unfair Trade Practices – Agricultural Products Sales – Higher Prices – Unnecessary & Poor Quality Products (access required)

Respess v. Crop Production Services, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-022-16, 11 pp.) (W. Earl Britt, S.J.) 4:15-cv-00176; E.D.N.C. Holding: Although suppliers may sell the same products to different customers at different prices, plaintiffs allege that defendant’s Belhaven store routinely charged ...

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