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Tort/Negligence — Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Majority & Minority Shareholders – Corporate Opportunity (access required)

Marketel Media, Inc. v. Mediapotamus, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-02-0512, 24 pp.) (James Dever III, C.J.) 5:13-cv-00427; E.D.N.C. Holding: In this consolidated action, there is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether plaintiff Hassell – the majority shareholder ...

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Tort/Negligence — Trade Secrets Misappropriation – Labor & Employment – Breach of Fiduciary Duty – Civil Practice – Discovery (access required)

DSM Dyneema, LLC v. Thagard (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-15-0437, 18 pp.) (Louis Bledsoe III, J.) 2015 NCBC 47 Holding: Even though plaintiff’s allegations of trade secrets misappropriation were not sufficient to permit reciprocal discovery, they were nonetheless specific enough to ...

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Tort/Negligence — Auto Accident – Back Injury – Pre-Existing Condition – Civil Practice – Appellate Rules Violation (access required)

George v. Cooper (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0419, 7 pp.) (Sanford Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Lincoln County Superior Court (C. Thomas Edwards, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Based upon the uncontradicted evidence of plaintiff’s prior back injuries, his failure to ...

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