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    EMI DOESN’T LOVE KANYE LIKE KANYE LOVES KANYE

    Recording artist Kanye West and music publisher EMI are currently embroiled in dueling lawsuits with each other regarding an alleged breach of West’s co-publishing contract with EMI.  West, who filed a complaint against EMI in court in California, asserts that California law should govern the terms of the contract.  He also asserts that the contract amounts to a contract for…

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    IN THE MARKET FOR TRADE SECRETS

    In early March, retail grocery store company Aldi, Inc. filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina against two former employees who joined rival company Lidl US.  The two former employees, Bruna Maraccini and Colleen Savory, are named as Defendants in the complaint.  Both were involved in the company’s real estate strategy and acquisition efforts, and are alleged…

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    Trustworthy Pets

    Are you a cat person or a dog person?  The truth is many of us love animals.  In fact, approximately 68 percent of American households own at least one pet. In some of those households, care for a pet is part of the estate plan.  Consider, for example, millionaire head of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, who is believed to have left…

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    BREAKING THE (NEWS ABOUT) MOLD

    Mold is a very serious issue.  It can cause significant health effects or damage to personal property.  As part of the obligation to provide and maintain habitable premises, North Carolina requires landlords to respond to complaints of mold in a reasonable period of time depending on the severity of the condition.  However, North Carolina takes a markedly different approach to…

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    Aunt Bee Trust Fund

    Many remember the fictional town of Mayberry, the setting for The Andy Griffith Show.  Less commonly known, however, is that Mayberry is modeled after Mt. Airy, a small North Carolina town near the Virginia boarder.  Frances Bavier, the actress who portrayed Aunt Bee Taylor in the hit television show, recently passed away, and spent the last years of her life…

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    OPPOSING COUNSEL, WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE?

    The North Carolina Bar released Proposed 2019 Formal Ethics Opinion 3 in January, addressing questions relating to intimate relationships between opposing counsel.  The question presented is whether it is permissible for a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney to engage in a romantic relationship while serving as opposing counsel in multiple cases, and whether the attorneys are obligated to disclose…

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    Congratulations to Satie Munn for Being Selected to the Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2019

    Lindley Law is pleased to announce Satie Munn was selected as a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute Class of 2019. The focus of the Bar Leadership Institute is to identify leaders for the Mecklenburg County Bar and provide opportunities for participating attorneys to continue to develop leadership skills and take on leadership roles within the Bar and…

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    Congratulations to Kevin Cleys

    Lindley Law is pleased to announce its newest member, Kevin Cleys, was recently sworn in to the United States District Courts in the Western District of North Carolina. He is now admitted and qualified to practice in the federal court. Congratulations to Kevin!

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    Testamentary Capacity and Undue Influence

    In 2015 and 2016, media magnate Sumner Redstone amended his trust, which was challenged by former companion Manuela Herzer.  A California court recently ruled that Mr. Redstone possessed the required mental capacity to amend his estate plan. In North Carolina, whether an individual is a billionaire business mogul or anyone else, the requirements for testamentary capacity, or the required mental…

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    Congratulations to Trey Lindley and Satie Munn

    Lindley Law is pleased to announce Trey Lindley was selected as a 2019 Super Lawyer in Estate and Trust Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, making this his eighth consecutive honor from the publication. Lindley Law is also pleased to announce Satie Munn was selected as a 2019 Rising Star in Business Litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, her first such honor from the…