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Civil Practice — Necessary Party – Tort/Negligence – Child’s Injury – Child’s Father (access required)

Buffkin v. Maruchan, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-03-0196, 12 pp.) (William Osteen Jr., J.) 1:14-cv-00003; M.D.N.C. Holding: Although the plaintiff-child’s father was babysitting when another child tipped a hot container of defendant’s “Instant Lunch” onto the plaintiff-child, the father is ...

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Civil Practice — Appeals – Mootness – Discovery Order – Compliance – Tort/Negligence – Domestic Relations – Criminal Conversation (access required)

Kedar v. Patel (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0176, 7 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Jesse Caldwell III, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where defendant is appealing a discovery order that he has already obeyed, this appeal ...

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Civil Practice — Public Records Act – Unemployment Hearings – Confidentiality – Preliminary Injunction – Statutory Amendment (access required)

Wilson v. North Carolina Department of Commerce (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0158, 17 pp.) (Lucy Inman, J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Paul Ridgeway, J.) N.C. App. Holding: In this Public Records Act case, the trial court failed to determine ...

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Civil Practice — Claim Splitting – Labor & Employment – Non-Compete & Non-Solicitation Clauses – Attorney’s Statements (access required)

Superior Performers, Inc. v. Family First Life, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-03-0146, 10 pp.) (James Beaty, J.) 1:14-cv-00382; M.D.N.C. Holding: The claim-splitting doctrine requires dismissal of this action in which plaintiff alleges a violation of its former employees’ covenants not ...

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