Winning Huge Against Trespass to Chattel and Unfair Trade Practice Claims in a Transportation Contract Dispute, The Transportation Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 28-30, April 2017.
In July of 2016 the United States IDistrict Court for the Western District of North Carolina, Statesville Division, granted a motor carrier’s motion to dismiss two counterclaims asserting trespass to chattel and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices brought by a former customer in a breach of transportation contract case.
According to a March, 2016, U.S. Department of the Treasury report, nearly 30 million workers are covered by a non-compete agreement.[i] These workers run the gamut from CEOs to sandwich makers.[ii] It is important for firms and individuals to understand the importance of these clauses and to enter into agreements knowing what is expected and required of them if the employee were ever to leave. Further, when an employee does leave, the new (hiring) employer, the employee, and the former employer all have important factors to consider.
Congratulations to the United Way of Greenville County (UWGC) and Campaign Chair Jennifer Johnsen for raising over $16.5 million.
Over a decade ago, lawyers first discovered the internet’s hidden gems which might aid them in the defense of claims brought against their clients. These days, it’s rare for a seminar or conference to be without a session on search engine techniques or war stories relating to such finds. These days, the notion that lawyers should employ such searches in their cases is now both conventional wisdom and common sense. However, as law departments and their outside counsel have become more adept at locating online evidence, state bars and local bars have begun to offer guidance on the ethics of such things. Accordingly, although the conferences and seminars continue to focus on the quest for impeachment material, lawyers should also consider the ethics of their searches and strategies to prevent an opposing party’s spoilation of such evidence.
Gallivan, White & Boyd is pleased to announce that Duffie Powers and Michelle DeLuca Yarbrough have been elected as shareholders and Zach Weaver has been elected as a partner. The elections took place at Gallivan, White and Boyd’s shareholders meeting in December.
DRI, founded in 1960 as the Defense Research Institute, bills itself as the “leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel” and the “Voice of the Defense Bar.” With 22,000-plus members, it serves as a hefty counterweight to the well-heeled plaintiff-side group, the American Association for Justice. Below, DRI’s new president, South Carolina trial attorney John Cuttino, talks about plans for the organization, the benefits of in-house membership, and grooming the next generation of defense bar leaders. His remarks have been edited for length and style.
Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. has been listed in 2017 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized regionally in 20 practice areas.
For the first time ever, the three incumbent presidents of these distinguished legal organizations are all from the same firm: Gallivan White Boyd.