March 12, 2018

What’s In a Name: The Bell’s v. Innovation Trademark Naming Dispute

Selecting a unique, memorable, and descriptive name for your next beer release is becoming a daunting task in the increasingly-crowded craft brewing landscape. The same holds true for your brewery’s nom…

July 12, 2016

Issuing and Serving Foreign Subpoenas in North Carolina – Here’s What You Need to Know

North Carolina General Statutes Chapter 1F: Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act

North Carolina courts allow out-of-state subpoenas to be issued and served against North Carolina citizens (including…

May 20, 2016

Call it Political Correctness – It’s What North Carolina Businesses are Doing

Our state’s relentless and expensive push back against Charlotte’s ordinance contends the Queen City threw its little girls to the imaginary wolves with its cowardly enactment of a “politically correct”…

February 2, 2016

Lessons to be Learned from Wyndham Hotels Data Breach

The FTC recently entered into a Consent Order last week with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts resolving the FTC’s allegations that Wyndham did not do enough to prevent its customer’s credit…

June 26, 2015

WAIT. WHAT? NC Business Court Throws A Wrench Into Settlement Discussions

Contracts are just agreements, typically in writing. Contracts keep the business world humming along like a well-oiled machine. Unless one party seeks help, courts don’t butt in. But, what about…

June 10, 2015

Lender May Be Held Vicariously Liable for Servicer’s Violation of RESPA

A federal court has denied a lender’s motion to dismiss, holding that a lender may be held vicariously liable for its servicer’s violation of RESPA. Rouleau v. US Bank, NA,…

June 4, 2015

Not All “Assisted-Dialing Programs” Are Created Equal

According to a federal court in Illinois, not all assisted dialing programs violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). In Modica v. Green Tree Servicing, LLC, the plaintiffs filed suit…

May 7, 2015

Electronic Signatures–Same as Paper in North Carolina

Although electronic signatures have maintained an “equivalent to paper signature” status in North Carolina since 1998, their current use in commerce has remained surprisingly minimal. Perhaps that is about to…

April 2, 2015

CFPB Issues Supervisory Highlights

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued its Supervisory Highlights for July-December, 2014. The Bureau’s Supervisory Highlights provide a summary of issues found by the Bureau during recent examinations…

March 26, 2015

Proposed NC Bill to Provide Private Rights of Action for Inaccurate Credit Reporting

The North Carolina Senate has introduced a bill that will create a private right of action for inaccurate credit reporting. Senate Bill 357 proposes to include new provisions to both…

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