North Carolina Business Litigation Report

Burgess v. American Express Company, Inc., April 17, 2007 (Tennille)(unpublished)

The Court had mandatory jurisdiction over a case involving Internet advertising, holding "[t]hat issue falls squarely within the definition of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-45.4(a)(6) which covers material issues related to the Internet and electronic commerce. It also involves issues that would have implications for use of the Internet by others, both consumers and advertisers, who are not parties to this lawsuit."

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