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Business Litigation Archives

Uniform Power of Attorney Act going into effect in the New Year

North Carolina has enacted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act which becomes effective January 1, 2018. The new Act does not revoke any existing powers of attorney executed prior to January 1, 2018.  

Thermostat dispute settled

North Carolina residents may appreciate the ability to carefully manage household appliances and systems through smart technology such as the Nest thermostat. However, development of such smart products can involve legal challenges if the technology used by one company closely mirrors patented technology belonging to another company. In the case of the Nest thermostat, a dispute arose between Honeywell and Nest over patents.

Life in a homeowners' association can be tense. Are you ready?

Do you live under the rule of a homeowners' association? Many people do. According to the Community Associations Institute, an organization that exists to help HOAs survive and thrive, some 20 percent of the U.S. population lives under some form of this community government.

Can your noncompete agreement stand up to a legal test?

North Carolina businesses have an understandable desire to protect intellectual property. That includes the information that departing employees take with them by virtue of just their experience. The last thing you want to do is find out that something proprietary to your operation is now in the hands of a competitor.

North Carolina rises in fairness ranking for business litigation

Any North Carolina business that enjoys success and longevity should expect to be involved in some manner of litigation at some point in its life cycle. We live in a litigious society. And while efforts can be made to try to avoid the complexities and minimize the costs that tend to go with legal battles, it's wise to be prepared for the worst.

Some big fish getting caught up in DesignLine bankruptcy net

There are times when going to court is a good idea for a North Carolina business. There are other times when it would best be avoided, dictating that other legal solutions need to be found to resolve matters. Whatever the demands of the situation, the importance of having knowledgeable legal counsel tends to be invaluable for finding effective resolution.

Data breach concerns should extend to vendors and suppliers

For all the effort we supposedly put into computer security it is apparent that there are cracks in the cyber wall. This is something we have highlighted previously in efforts to keep North Carolina businesses on their game regarding protecting themselves against potential liability risks and possible litigation.

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