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Breach of Contract

Oct 10, 2022

Gregory Packaging nets $21.2M verdict

Foodbuy, LLC, sued Gregory Packaging, INC, for $1 million, instead Gregory Packaging was awarded $21.2 million.   Gregory Packaging is a 100-year-old juice manufacturer that has worked with Foodbuy – the largest food service company in the world – since 2011. Foodbuy is a group purchasing organization based in the UK, with their North American headquarters […]

Dec 18, 2020

My Cousin Skinned-me: Attorney ordered to pay $340K over fraud

  A pair of brothers has won a $340,388 summary judgment verdict against their former attorney, who is also their cousin, who they claim swindled them out of their share of a piece of property they all inherited, their attorneys report. Seth Beckley and Matthew Gambale of Osborn Gambale Beckley and Budd in Raleigh said […]

Sep 5, 2019

Jury awards $1.95M in breach of contract case 

  A federal jury has awarded $1.95 million to a Charlotte financial advising firm that helped secure financing for a company that later refused to pay the firm’s full financing fee, the firm’s attorneys report.  In 2014, Prassas Capital found financing for Blue Sphere Corp. for two waste-to-energy projects–one in Charlotte and another in Rhode […]

Sep 5, 2019

Jury closes book on claims against author Sparks

A jury has decided in favor of author Nicholas Sparks in a defamation and breach of contract lawsuit that a former headmaster lodged against the novelist, the private school he founded in New Bern, and his foundation. Saul Benjamin filed the lawsuit against Sparks, the author of “The Notebook” and other novels, in 2014 after […]

Jul 17, 2019

Company not at fault for lost bull semen, cow embryos, 4th Circuit says

  A cattle farmer’s claim that he lost millions of dollars because a Wisconsin genetics company that specializes in in-vitro fertilization and genetic manipulation of prize cattle didn’t keep life-saving nitrogen in the tanks that preserved his bull semen and cow embryos is without merit, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. Dexter […]

Feb 10, 2019

$12.3M settles Kernersville class-action sewer case

More than 10,000 sewer customers in Kernersville will receive $12.3 million in refunds and interest for excess charges they paid from 2012-2016, plaintiffs’ attorneys have reported. According to a media release by those attorneys, the town of Kernersville and the City/County Utilities Commission overcharged customers by failing to follow a 2011 agreement requiring Kernersville sewer […]

Nov 14, 2018

Juice maker awarded $9.26M after deal goes sour

A judge has ordered Foodbuy of Charlotte, the country’s largest food service procurement company, to pay $9.26 million to a New Jersey juice manufacturer for over-invoicing it, attorneys report. Kurt Lindquist, Emily Doll, and Russ Ferguson of Womble Bond Dickinson in Charlotte, who represented Gregory Packaging, the maker of Suncup juice, report that U.S. District […]

Oct 8, 2018

Labor & Employment – Breach of Contract – Tortious Interference – Misappropriation

Plaintiff, a private medical practice, asserted claims of breach of contract and the duty of loyalty, tortious interference, fraud, and misappropriation of trade name against the defendants, who are plaintiff’s former office manager and nurse practitioner. Plaintiff alleged that defendants began operating an allergy-testing business from plaintiff’s offices and giving themselves unauthorized p[...]

Aug 1, 2018

Athlete, Duke resolve lawsuit over sexual misconduct policy

DURHAM (AP) A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought against Duke University by a soccer player accused of sexual misconduct has been resolved, but neither party will reveal the terms. The News & Observer reports the case ended July 30, months after Ciaran McKenna won a permanent injunction preventing Duke from punishing him with a six-semester suspension. Another student had […]

Jul 12, 2018

Defense verdict in online auto trade secret suit

  Copart Inc., a Texas-based online automobile-auction provider, successfully defended a $50 million breach of contract claim brought by Frank L. Bailey Inc., a Guilford County company. The claim was brought in Guilford County Superior Court in late 2016 after the plaintiff and its company CEO claimed Copart had stolen his idea to expedite the […]

Jun 5, 2018

Tort/Negligence – Fraud & Negligent Misrepresentation – Breach of Contract – Defunct Law School

The court gives defendants’ former law students a chance to amend their complaints to state claims for fraud and negligent misrepresentation arising from defendants’ statements and omissions about the defendant-law school’s conformity with American Bar Association standards. Defendants’ motions to dismiss are granted in part and denied in part. Plaintiffs were students at the now-defunct [[...]

May 24, 2018

Trial judge, 4th Circuit gut multimillion-dollar jury award

A Georgia-based corporation that won $4.7 million in jury verdicts against a North Carolina company has watched the awards slowly dwindle all the way to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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