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    Stormy Daniels and Uber: How Nondisclosure Agreements Affect Your Rights

    Lately the term “non-disclosure agreements” (or “NDAs”)  have inundated the news. These secretive agreements are now forefront in headlines about Stormy Daniels’ alleged affair with President Trump and Uber’s evolving corporate culture in response to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. This has left many non-lawyers wondering: why do parties enter non-disclosure agreements and how do these agreements work? NDAs are contractual agreements designed to keep specified information confidential.  Such agreements list and/or describe the information prohibited from disclosure and the punishment for disclosing such information, often, a large sum of money known as liquidated damages.  Generally, parties are free to enter a non-disclosure agreement regarding any information, except that…

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    Stormy Daniels and Uber: How Nondisclosure Agreements Affect Your Rights

    Lately the term “non-disclosure agreements” (or “NDAs”)  have inundated the news. These secretive agreements are now forefront in headlines about Stormy Daniels’ alleged affair with President Trump and Uber’s evolving corporate culture in response to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination. This has left many non-lawyers wondering: why do parties enter non-disclosure agreements and how do these agreements work? NDAs are contractual agreements designed to keep specified information confidential.  Such agreements list and/or describe the information prohibited from disclosure and the punishment for disclosing such information, often, a large sum of money known as liquidated damages.  Generally, parties are free to enter a non-disclosure agreement regarding any information, except that…

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    The Laws About Leaving Your Dog In The Car

    Charlotte weather is known for being wildly unpredictable.  Think back to January when it was 70 degrees one day and snowing the next.  The only certainty in Charlotte’s weather is that the summer will be HOT. One issue discussed each summer is the protection of our pets on those hot summer days, specifically when pets left in hot vehicles. Every staff member at Lindley Law, PLLC is a proud dog owner and many days in the office we celebrate bring your pup to work day.  Charlotte is one of the most dog friendly cities around, leading to Charlotte Magazine articles titled, “Are Dogs Replacing Kids”.  We understand the desire to…

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    Happy May!

    It’s hard to believe we have been in our new location for a month!  We made the move from our previous location on McDowell Street to a beautiful converted historic home in Fourth Ward and are enjoying all the charm the area has to offer. The new space also provides us with plenty of room to grow! There are six offices available for lease, and we look forward to meeting potential tenants. If you are interested in renting one or more of the offices, please give us a call at 704-457-1010. This week the firm enjoyed attending the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Law Day Luncheon. We are proud to have had…

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    Florida Detectives attempt to unlock a cell phone with a dead man’s finger

    In today’s technology driven world it seems our phones are attached to our hips whether we like it or not. We are driven by the accessibility and connection that these tiny machines provide us. But what right do you have regarding your phone after your death? In March, Florida police pulled over Linus Phillips for illegally tinted windows.  Upon speaking with Mr. Phillips, Officer Steiner detected the smell of marijuana.  However, before Officer Steiner was able to perform a search of the vehicle, Mr. Phillips began driving in reverse.  Officer Steiner was dragged by the vehicle before he fired his weapon in self-defense and killed Mr. Phillips. Detectives wanted to…

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    What You Need to Know about Attorney-Client Privilege and Michael Cohen

    Dominating news headlines this week is the revelation of Michael Cohen’s third mystery client. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney’s home, hotel, and office were raided pursuant to a search warrant and his files were seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In a hearing on Monday, a federal judge ruled that Cohen, could review the materials that the FBI seized, but did not rule on how prosecutors could use the evidence.   Michael Cohen is currently under investigation by prosecutors “for criminal conduct that largely centers on his personal business dealings.” Ten boxes of paper files were confiscated along with computer hard drives and other electronic data storage devices. On…

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    Welcome Katherine Cassidy

    We are thrilled to announce our newest employee, Katherine Cassidy, has joined the firm as a paralegal. Katherine grew up in Mocksville, North Carolina with one older brother. Following her graduation from Davie County High School she attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While at UNC-Charlotte she was an active member of Delta Zeta Sorority where she held multiple leadership positions, she was also a member of Alpha Phi Sigma, The National Criminal Justice Honors Society, and Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honors Society. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Criminal Justice with Cum Laude Honors.   She attended The University of…

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    Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Aaron Sorkin’s Production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”: When Can Estates Sue and Be Sued?

    Famed Hollywood writer, director, and producer Aaron Sorkin is on the defending end of a lawsuit brought by Harper Lee’s estate.  The estate alleges that his adaptation of the Pulitzer prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird” strays too far in the story and the development of some key characters from the original 1960 best selling book. In case you haven’t read it (spoiler alert), “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a favorite among attorneys and the general public alike. At its heart, it is the story of a wrongfully accused African-American man in 1930s Alabama. With prominent local attorney Atticus Finch as his defense counsel, both men struggle with the prejudice and…

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    Judge Rules Lottery Winner May Remain Anonymous

    When someone wins the lottery, people come out of the woodwork to get a piece of the pie…or so I’ve read. I wouldn’t know personally. If I did, I’d be writing this on a beach in the South Pacific. In any event, a New Hampshire woman, who remains nameless, purchased a winning lottery ticket worth $560 million and a judge ruled this week that she does not have to reveal her name. He based this decision on her invasion of privacy claim and cited “repeated solicitation, harassment, and even violence,” directed at previous lottery winners.   Per New Hampshire’s lottery rules – which are very similar to other states’ rules…

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    Grumpy Cat Is Not As Grumpy After $710,001 Verdict

    We all know Grumpy Cat. She rose to internet fame in 2012 as a meme that swept not only the nation, but the world. With her tiny little scowl, she stole the hearts of millions and even has a wax likeness displayed at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in San Francisco. The six-year-old cat’s real name is Tardar Sauce (sic) and she and her owner, Tabatha Bundesen are $710,001 richer thanks to a court’s ruling regarding copyright and trademark infringement.     In 2013, following closely on the tails of Grumpy Cat’s meteoric rise to notoriety, the owners of Grenade Beverage struck a licensing deal to sell a line of iced…