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 Read More

The Legality of Little Lemonade Stands

While driving through the residential neighborhoods of Charlotte, North Carolina in the hot summer months, it’s not hard to find kids selling lemonade. I’ve seen three in the last three weeks. Harnessing their budding entrepreneurial skills (and perhaps at the suggestion of a parent tired of their kids watching television), setting up a lemonade stand Read More

Eliminating Funding to Legal Services for Low-Income North Carolinians Will Eliminate Equal Access to Justice

“Eliminate Access to Civil Justice Funds” – that is the ominous title of a provision in the North Carolina’s House of Representatives Appropriations Committee’s proposed 2017 Budget. Not cut, eliminate. If passed, this provision would be devastating to legal services available to low-income North Carolinians who cannot otherwise hire an attorney, but are in desperate Read More

Accelerating Estate Disputes: The Living Probate Option

          North Carolina joins four other states in providing a path to ensure decedents’ assets are distributed according to their wishes upon death.[1]  The North Carolina General Assembly recently enacted legislation amending statutes regarding estate administration by adding a procedure for “living probate.”  This action is usually commenced by a testator Read More