Failure to Allege Basis for Subject Matter Jurisdiction Can Result in Sanctions

If you're going to file a lawsuit against someone, you'd better explain the basis for it. A complaint doesn't need to include much detail, but it must at least allege facts showing that you've been wronged and that you are entitled to a remedy of some sort. In federal court, you must...

North Carolina Business Court Sanctions Parties for Disobeying Discovery Order

When you think of sanctions, your mind probably goes to Rule 11 of the Rules of Civil Procedure. But what about Rule 37(b)(2)? It says that: if a party . . . fails to obey an order to provide or permit discovery, . . . a judge of the court in which the action is pending may make such orders in...