Robertson v. Steris Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-1070, 19 pp.) (Linda McGee, Ch. J.) Appealed from Brunswick County Superior Court (D. Jack Hooks Jr., J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although a panel of this court has said “that equitable remedies which ...Read More »
Attorneys — Contract – Rules of Professional Conduct – Defense – Intellectual Property – Patent Sale
Law Offices of Peter H. Priest, PLLC v. Coch (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-1049, 18 pp.) (James Gale, Ch. J.) 2014 NCBC 54 Holding: When the plaintiff-law firm entered into a business transaction with the defendant-clients, the firm’s owner may have ...Read More »
Attorneys-Tort/Negligence – FTCA – False Claims Act – Whistleblower Statutes – Administrative Claim – Civil Practice – Standing
Greene v. United States Department of Justice (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0922, 12 pp.) (James Fox, Sr. J.) 5:14-cv-00246; E.D.N.C. Holding: Plaintiff maintains that she reasonably relied on the U.S. government to prosecute her case with due care and that the ...Read More »
Attorneys – Attorney-Client Relationship – Conflict of Interest – Severance Contract – No Independent Review
Stillwagon v. Innsbrook Golf & Marina, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-02-0875, 15 pp.) (James Dever III, Ch. J.) 2:13-cv-00018; E.D.N.C. Holding: Despite plaintiff’s contention that he had a business, rather than an attorney-client, relationship with defendants, since plaintiff provided legal ...
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Red Fox Future, LLC v. Holbrooks (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-0874, 15 pp.) (Louis Bledsoe III, J.) 2014 NCBC 42 Holding: Even though the court granted summary judgment for defendants on plaintiffs’ fraud and unfair trade practices claims, defendants have not ...Read More »
Safety Test & Equipment Co. v. American Safety Utility Corp. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-0872, 7 pp.) (James Gale, J.) 2014 NCBC 40 Holding: The court adopts a burden-shifting analysis for determining whether an attorney-client privilege has been waived; in this ...
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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Civil Practice – Summary Judgment – Issues of Fact – Attorney-Client Relationship
Harris v. Ballantine (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0823, 12 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Guilford County Superior Court (John Craig III, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since the parties forecasted conflicting evidence as to whether the plaintiff-attorney agreed to represent ...Read More »
Attorneys – Contract – Settlement Agreement – Expunction – Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim
Kyprianides v. Martin (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0685, 8 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Hertford County Superior Court (Cy Grant, Sr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: As part of a mediated settlement agreement with plaintiff (a former client), the defendant-attorney ...Read More »
Atlantic Coast Conference v. University of Maryland (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-15-0644, 5 pp.) (John Jolly Jr., Ch. J.) N.C. Bus. Ct. Holding: Since Foley & Lardner LLP has attorney-client relationships with at least three current members of plaintiff Atlantic Coast ...Read More »