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Equitable Estoppel

Jul 16, 2015

Tort/Negligence — Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Equitable Estoppel – Motion to Dismiss & Summary Judgment

Hance v. First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0694, 14 pp.) (Martha Geer, J.) Appealed from Union County Superior Court (Christopher Bragg & Joseph Crosswhite, JJ.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Most of plaintiff’s claims were dismissed on defendants’ Rule 12(b)(6) motion, and defendants were granted summary judgment on the remaining claims. Plaintiff cannot […]

Sep 26, 2013

Labor & Employment – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations — Public Employees – Schools & School Boards — Coerced Resignation – Refusal to Rehire

Okitenbo v. Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Where the complaint does not plead equitable estoppel, and where the record on appeal does not indicate that plaintiff raised the issue of equitable estoppel in opposition to defendant’s motion to dismiss (which argued that plaintiff’s claims were time-barred), plaintiff may not raise the issue of equitable estoppel for the first time on app[...]

Aug 3, 2012

Arbitration – Motion to Compel – Nonsignatory – Equitable Estoppel – Securities Trading Contract

Erichsen v. RBC Capital Markets, LLC Even though neither defendant nor its predecessor signed the risk disclosure statement (RDS) that contains the arbitration clause at issue, since plaintiff signed the RDS, and since plaintiff’s claims are based on the RDS, defendant may enforce the arbitration clause. Defendant’s motion to compel arbitration is granted.

May 1, 2012

Contract – Civil Practice — Statute of Limitations Defense – Equitable Estoppel – Pleadings Amendment – Objection to Evidence – Accounting Services

Rink & Robinson, PLLC v. Catawba Valley Enterprises, LLC Even though the parties’ contracts set a one-year period for asserting claims, the plaintiff-accounting firm showed that defendants asked for more time, assuring plaintiff that it would be paid. In this situation, the trial court correctly found that defendants were estopped from asserting that plaintiff’s claims were untimely.

Jan 19, 2012

Contract – Forced Arbitration – Forged Signatures – Investment Plan Transfer – Equitable Estoppel

Carter v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. Investors whose accounts are transferred without their assent manifested their approval of the transfer by accepting the tax benefits and administrative services provided and by failing to repudiate the accounts. The investors are also bound by a mandatory arbitration agreement clause, and estopped from trying to enforce the parts of the contract w[...]

Sep 27, 2011

Workers’ Compensation – Untimely Claim — Equitable Estoppel – Side Business – Insurance

Clark v. Chavis Plaintiff’s own testimony supports the Industrial Commission’s finding that defendant did nothing to induce plaintiff to believe anything about the availability of workers’ compensation coverage: plaintiff admitted that (1) he never asked defendant whether he should file a workers’ comp claim, (2) defendant never provided any advice to him as to how long he had to [...]

Feb 4, 2011

Attorneys – Law Firm Breakup – Judicial Dissolution – Equitable Estoppel

Mitchell, Brewer, Richardson, Adams, Burge & Boughman PLLC v. Brewer (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0118, 38 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) Appealed from Special Superior Court for Complex Business Cases, Cumberland County (John R. Jolly Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here to read the full text of the opinion. Holding: In a case in which a […]

Jun 14, 2010

Real Property – Bankruptcy – Priority – Purchase- Money Mortgage – Materialman’s Lien – Equitable Estoppel

Bankruptcy - Priority - Purchase- Money Mortgage - Materialman's Lien - Equitable Estoppel

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