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North Carolina State Bar Proposes New Formal Ethics Opinion
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Mack Sperling

The intersection of technology and the rules of ethics continues to develop. The NC State Bar has proposed a new FEO ( 2012 Formal Ethics Opinion 5 ), which deals with the interesting question of the attorney-client privilege of an employee's emails... Read More

North Carolina Judge Condemns 'Stinky Fees' Paid To Lawyers Suing Over Merger Transactions
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by Mack Sperling

In one of his final actions as a Business Court Judge, Judge Tennille threw down the gauntlet for lawyers representing class action plaintiffs who are seeking approval of settlements. Last week in Ward v. Lance, Inc. , Judge Tennille condemned what he... Read More

North Carolina Business Court Finds Defendant Waived Right To Compel Arbitration After Class Action Certified
Posted on 9 Nov 2012 by Mack Sperling

You probably remember the earlier opinion in Elliott v. KB Home, Inc. , in which Judge Jolly certified a class action against the homebuilder KB Home over the improper installation of HardiePlank siding. Last week, the Business Court ruled in another... Read More