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Contract — Attorney’s Fees – ‘Prevailing Party’ – Dismissal Without Prejudice (access required)

Hometown Services, Inc. v. Equitylock Solutions, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-04-1004, 9 pp.) (Martin Reidinger, J.) 1:13-cv-00304; W.D.N.C. Holding: The court dismissed this action without prejudice due to plaintiff’s failure to submit the dispute to mediation before commencing suit; consequently, defendant is not the “prevailing party.” As a result, defendant cannot recover attorney’s fees under G.S. § ...

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