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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Termination – Personal Misconduct – Husband’s Tax Return Mistakes – Constitutional (access required)

Renfrow v. North Carolina Department of Revenue (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-09-0091, 21 pp.) (Fred Morrison Jr., Sr. ALJ) 13 OSP 20268 Holding: Respondent violated due process and state statutes when it terminated an exemplary employee because of non-negligent mistakes her ...

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Labor & Employment — Contract – Covenant Not to Compete – Territory – Town & County – Blue Penciling – Preliminary Injunction (access required)

Premier Resources of North Carolina, Inc. v. Kelly (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0059, 16 pp.) (Lisa Bell, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Eric Levinson, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where plaintiff’s owner admitted that the non-compete covenant’s Davidson County ...

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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Correctional Officer Certification – Assault on a Female (access required)

Becker v. N.C. Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0049, 17 pp.) (Martha Geer, J.) Appealed from Edgecombe County Superior Court (Shannon Joseph, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Pursuant to 12 N.C. Admin. Code § 9G.0504(b)(3), ...

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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Termination – Prison Doctor – Whistleblower Act – Race Discrimination Claim (access required)

Manickavasagar v. North Carolina Department of Public Safety (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0019, 22 pp.) (Linda McGee, Ch. J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Donald Stephens, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Except in his complaint, plaintiff has never said he was ...

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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Constitutional – First Amendment – Wrongful Discharge Claim – Causation (access required)

Feltman v. City of Wilson (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0006, 18 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Wilson County Superior Court (Quentin Sumner, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Among other allegations, plaintiff’s complaint said, “Because Plaintiff spoke out against [unlawful] practices, she ...

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Labor & Employment — Non-Compete Agreement – Trade Secrets – Breach of Contract – Irreparable Loss – Injunction – Pennsylvania Law (access required)

TSG Finishing, LLC v. Bollinger (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0025, 31 pp.) (Robert Hunter, J.) Appealed from Catawba County Superior Court (Calvin Murphy, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Where plaintiff has demonstrated a likelihood of success on the merits for its claims ...

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Labor & Employment — Public Employees – Administrative Remedies – Failure to Exhaust – College Basketball Coach (access required)

Tucker v. Fayetteville State University (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-1173, 8 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Cumberland County Superior Court (Lucy Inman, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Although plaintiff, the former coach of the defendant-university’s women’s basketball team, worried that ...

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