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    Lindley Law Welcomes Elizabeth Kemper!

              On March 17, 2016 Liz Kemper joined Lindley Law as our Marketing Director.  Liz went to undergrad at UNC Chapel Hill and graduated in 2006. She went directly to UNC School of Law graduating in 2009. She went on to work in various areas of the law from post-conviction criminal defense to managing document review at an eDiscovery…

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    Counterclaims: When to Designate a Case to the North Carolina Business Court

              The North Carolina Business Court (“Business Court”) is a specialized forum designed to adjudicate cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate governance and commercial law.  If a dispute involves one of the subject matters enumerated in North Carolina General Statute § 74-45.4, then the case shall be designated and assigned to the Business Court. …

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    North Carolina Business Court Enforces Arbitration Agreement Prohibiting Discovery, Live Testimony, and a Full Hearing

              In a January 2016 (unpublished) order, the North Carolina Business Court (NCBC) enforced a contract provision compelling arbitration and prohibiting any discovery prior to the arbitration.[1]             In Taggart v. Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc., James Taggart sold his business, Physicians Pharmacy Alliance, Inc. (“PPA”), in a stock purchase agreement.  The…

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    A Primer on the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act: What Every Employer and Employee Should Know

    Overview     The North Carolina Department of Labor is charged with promoting the “health, safety, and general well-being” of more than 4 million workers in the state.   The Wage and Hour Bureau of the North Carolina Department of Labor enforces the Wage and Hour Act of North Carolina.[1]  This Act and its amendments protect employees by providing requirements regarding:…

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    Lindley Law Now Hiring Associate!

    Company Overview              Lindley Law, PLLC is a startup law firm located across the street from the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in uptown Charlotte.  Lindley Law handles civil commercial litigation matters throughout North Carolina, representing corporations, small businesses, and individual clients.  We offer services in various civil litigation practice areas and concentrations, including, but not limited…

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    North Carolina Court of Appeals Clarifies Reach of Clerk of Court’s Original Jurisdiction

              A recent decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals reinforced the distinction between claims over which the trial divisions have original jurisdiction and claims which are properly brought before the Clerk of Court.[1]             In Morgan-McCoart v. Matchette, an elderly woman, Ms. Simpson, created a revocable trust and executed…

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    Tenant Rights: Have You Been Constructively Evicted?

              One month into Adam’s lease he starts to notice maintenance and/or safety issues with the house he is renting.  After a rainstorm, Adam finds a few leaks in the ceiling.  The windows in his house do not close all the way, and he was electrocuted once when turning on the garage light.  He then begins to…

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    Lindley Law is Hiring!

    Media Director / Office Manager Position Company Overview            Lindley Law, PLLC is a startup law firm located across the street from the Mecklenburg County Courthouse in uptown Charlotte.  Lindley Law handles civil commercial litigation matters throughout North Carolina, representing corporations, small businesses, and individual clients.  We offer services in various civil litigation practice areas and…

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    North Carolina Business Court: Employment Agreements Automatically Terminate Upon the Sale of a Company

              A recent decision by the North Carolina Business Court held that an employment agreement automatically terminates upon the asset sale of one company to another, despite continued employment with the purchasing company.[1]          In 2001, Andrew Lund executed an employment agreement with his then-employer, Southern Staircases of North Carolina, Inc. The agreement…