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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Military Pension – Changed Circumstances – Seifert Method – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Alimony (access required)

Gurganus v. Gurganus (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-054-17, 14 pp.) (Douglas McCullough, J.) Appealed from Onslow County District Court (William Cameron III, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Despite the defendant-husband’s claims that the plaintiff-wife made post-separation efforts to thwart his advancement in ...

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Contract – Confidentiality Agreement – Tort/Negligence – Tortious Interference – Unfair Trade Practices – Labor & Employment (access required)

Syndicated Services, Inc. v. Yarbrough (Lawyers Weekly No. 020-024-17, 17 pp.) (Michael Robinson, J.) 2017 NCBC 13 Holding: According to plaintiff’s complaint, in exchange for being hired by plaintiff, defendant signed a confidentiality agreement, which defines “Confidential Information” as nonpublic ...

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Tort/Negligence – Unfair Trade Practices – Commerce – Tortious Interference with Contract – Derivative Claim – Standing (access required)

Urquhart v. Trenkelbach (Lawyers Weekly No. 020-022-17, 19 pp.) (James Gale, C.J.) 2017 NCBC 11 Holding: Plaintiff Urquhart’s purportedly wrongful termination involved solely internal conduct that occurred within defendant InterCon Building Company, LLC (InterCon); likewise, even if defendant Trenkelbach wrongfully ...

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