When attorney Lynn Szymoniak received a foreclosure notice from her lender in July 2008, her fraud antennae went up. She’d spent years specializing in financial crime, so she did a little digging, and thus began the uncovering of robo-signing.Read More »
Jackson Paper had a better idea for making boxes, but just months after start-up, the plant shut down, leaving its investors out over a million dollars. When those investors sued, they didn’t accuse Jackson Paper of fraud. Rather, they alleged that the company acted negligently and asserted common law claims as well as claims under the North Carolina Securities Act, based upon that negligence.Read More »
When bedbugs were found in the New Hanover County Courthouse, the reaction was what you would expect in this age of bedbug-phobia: All court business in Wilmington was halted. The update just a couple of days later was considerably less breathless. Actually, the bugs found in the courthouse were (ahem) carpet beetles.Read More »
With a recent decision by Business Court Judge John R. Jolly Jr. certifying their class claims against KB Homes Raleigh Durham, Inc., plaintiffs in Elliott v. KB Homes may have won the battle, but they might lose the war. That’s because, contrary to conventional wisdom about certification being the end game in class actions, plaintiffs here face significant liability and damage questions.Read More »
It had to be done. That’s what North Carolina state Rep. George Cleveland thought last April when he introduced a bill barring courts from applying foreign law in instances where such law would lead to a violation of constitutional rights.Read More »
More than 460 lawyers across North Carolina gave their time to answer legal questions from the public during the N.C. Bar Association’s fifth annual 4ALL Statewide Service Day on March 2. By the end of the long day, the lawyer phone jockeys had fielded 8,648 calls statewide.
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Learn which lawyers are making news -- and partner -- around North Carolina this week.Read More »
It might come as a surprise that a performance review website owned by MTV would register on the radar of a distinguished law professor. But RateMyProfessors.com, a site where college students can grade their teachers and order pizza from Domino’s at the same time, certainly got under the skin of University of North Carolina School of Law professor Michael L. Corrado.
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A new partnership between Elon University School of Law and a Washington, D.C.-based internship program will offer Elon Law students opportunities to work in D.C. with federal agencies and non-governmental organizations while earning academic credit.
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