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Tag Archives: N.C. Law

Labor & Employment – Contract – Covenant Not to Compete – Tort/Negligence – Interference with Contract – Unfair Trade Practices – Competitor – Staffing Companies (access required)

Clinical Staffing, Inc. v. Worldwide Travel Staffing Ltd. As drafted by the plaintiff-staffing agency, the covenant not to compete in its contracts with nurses would prohibit them from providing any services, not just nursing services, to plaintiff’s competitors anywhere in the world; consequently, the covenant not to compete is unenforceable.

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Tort/Negligence – Conspiracy — Unfair Trade Practices – Misappropriation of Trade Secrets — Deceased Defendant – Beer Growlers (access required)

Koch Measurement Devices, Inc. v. Armke Even though plaintiff has dismissed its claims against its now-deceased former employee, plaintiff’s claims against its former graphic design contractor remain, supported by allegations that the graphic designer and the employee conspired to steal plaintiff’s business.

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Labor & Employment – Civil Rights – Gender Discrimination Claim – OB/GYN – Voluntary Termination – Tort/Negligence – Defamation – Evidence (access required)

Bronitsky v. Bladen Healthcare, LLC Even if the plaintiff-OB/GYN could show that he did not voluntarily quit, he has failed to rebut defendants’ correct assertion that, in light of patients’ legitimate interest in bodily privacy, it is permissible for a healthcare institution to purposefully offer patients the option of seeing a female OB/GYN.

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New book gives college students crash course on law (access required)

Wilson Parker, a constitutional law expert at Wake Forest University's School of Law, has just published a law book that doesn't cite any cases. But it has plenty of good advice. With headings such as "Pay Attention!" Parker lays out everything a college student might need to know about avoiding legal problems in Ignorance is No Defense: A College Student's Guide to N.C. Law.

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