Internet And E-Commerce

There is no limitation on the Business Court’s jurisdiction when it comes to cases involving the Internet and e-commerce. "The legislature specifically included cases relating to those subjects without any limitation on the nature of the legal issues involved. . . .It did so in order to provide a court with expertise in these areas

The Court found that it lacked personal jurisdiction over out-of-state doctors and dentists who had allegedly sent internet advertising to plaintiff, a North Carolina resident.  The Court rejected plaintiff’s argument that there was jurisdiction under N.C.G.S. §1-75.4(4)(a), which allows for the assertion of jurisdiction when “solicitation or services activities were carried on within this State