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28 U.S.C § 1782(a) – Obtaining Information in Aid of International Private Arbitration from U.S. Federal Courts

Servotronics, Inc., v. The Boeing Company, 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 9872, Case No. 18-2454 (4th Cir.  March 30, 2020) (Opinion by Neimeyer, J.) In noteworthy endorsement of international arbitration, in its Servotronics, Inc. decision published March 30, 2020, the U.S.…

Operating A Business Under North Carolina’s COVID-19 “Stay-At-Home” Order: Essential Business Designation & Reentry Certification

At 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2020, all citizens and businesses of North Carolina will join hundreds of millions of others in the United States that are subject to state or local government issued “stay-at-home” orders. On March 27,…

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A Place for Insurance in a Global Pandemic: How Do Event Cancellation & Business Interruption Policies Apply to COVID-19?

It is an understatement to say that the foothold the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has gained in the U.S. and resulting government mandates have developed at a rapid pace. Two weeks ago, companies were open for business, but were well…

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North Carolina State and Local Land Use Laws Under Revision to Prepare for the Future: The Charlotte UDO and NCGS §160D

Over the course of the last several years, we have seen movement at the state and local levels to revamp land use laws to prepare North Carolina for the future. Population growth in North Carolina has outpaced the nation during…

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An Agreement to Arbitrate Employment Claims Must Also Allow for Access to Full Remedies Before the NLRB

In a separate post, we discussed several cases decided by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in which the Board invalidated agreements requiring employees to arbitrate employment-related claims due to vague language that did not make it clear that employees…

Watch Your Language: An Agreement to Arbitrate Employment Claims Must Allow for NLRA Claims Before the NLRB

The U.S. Supreme Court settled the long-standing dispute regarding the viability of class arbitration waivers in employment contracts with its determination in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 584 U. S. ____ (2018) that they indeed are enforceable, contrary to the…

Exciting Times in Charlotte Development: City Council Moves UDO Process Forward with Transit Oriented Development Rezoning Approval & Ordinance Updates

EXCITING TIMES IN CHARLOTTE DEVELOPMENT: CITY COUNCIL MOVES UDO PROCESS FORWARD WITH TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT REZONING APPROVAL & ORDINANCE UPDATES (Nov. 2019). It is an exciting time to be living in Charlotte, North Carolina, whether you have deep roots here or are a recent addition to our burgeoning city. North Carolina is experiencing rapid growth, … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Limited Authority to Remove Class Actions to Original Defendants, Third-Party Counterclaim Defendants May Not Remove Even Under CAFA

A defendant by any other name does not smell as sweet when it comes to removing class actions from state court to federal court, even under the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (“CAFA”). Congress passed CAFA to address perceived abuses in class action litigation and to provide an avenue for defendants to remove class … Continue reading

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U.S. Supreme Court Said “No” to Class Arbitration in Employment-Related Data Breach Dispute Because Arbitration Agreement Ambiguous on Class Procedures

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two 5-4 decisions in as many months regarding class procedures. Lamp Plus, Inc. v. Varela, 587 U. S. ____ (2019) was favorable to corporate defendants by limiting the availability of class arbitration when the arbitration agreement is ambiguous, while Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson, 587 U. S. ____ (2019) … Continue reading

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New Charlotte Transit Oriented Development Regulations Approved, What’s Next?

NEW TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS APPROVED, WHAT’S NEXT? (May 2019): The City of Charlotte has revamped its approach to Transit Oriented Development (TOD) as an initial step in the process of transforming the city into a liveable one that provides transportation options for all residents to access employment, services, and housing. As Chair of the … Continue reading

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