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As a trial attorney for more than twenty (20) years, I regularly litigate matters in the Business Court, helping companies who have both been wronged and accused of wrong doing. As the office managing partner of Womble's Greensboro office, I am uniquely positioned to understand how litigation may impact a company.

Demand Is Necessary for Claim of Conversion

Where a business had properly come into possession of certain personal property, no claim for conversion could exist unless a demand for the property’s return was refused.  Morris International, Inc. v. Packer, 2021 NCBC 66A (J. Davis).   Because Plaintiff failed to present any evidence that it had demanded […]

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Unlawful Competition Negates Any Justification

Where a business convinced its competitor’s employee to take the competitor’s trade secrets before coming to work for the business, any justification for tortiously interfering with the employee’s contract was lost.  Mechanical Systems and Services, Inc. v. Howard, 2021 NCBC 48 (J. Conrad). As a result, Plaintiff’s claim […]