Members of a "pretended corporation" may have personal liability as individuals when a plaintiff has extended credit to the corporation, but they are not personally liable for all contractual obligations of the corporation.  In this case Defendant, a shareholder of a corporation that had not been formed, was not personally liable for the pretended corporation’s

The Court entered a Temporary Restraining Order in a dispute between jewelers with similar trademarks.  Plaintiff holds a North Carolina state trademark registration for Windsor Jewelers, Inc., and was seeking to enjoin Defendant from using the name Windsor Fine Jewelers.

The TRO says that:

Defendants’ intent to confuse the consuming public is clear, as (notwithstanding

A default judgment against an individual is not permitted without the Court first determining whether the defendant is in active military service.  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, 50 U.S.C. app. §501-596 requires a party seeking a default to "file with the court an affidavit . . . (A) stating whether or not the defendant is

Plaintiffs claimed that the Defendant Union had violated the North Carolina Identity Theft Protection Act by its posting of a list of their social security numbers on a company bulletin board.  The Plaintifs also made claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices and for invasion of privacy.

The Act specifically provides that a business may

The parties failed to submit their designation of mediator to the Court by the deadline provided for in the Case Management Order, and also after an inquiry from the Court.  The Court held that the parties had as a result "forfeited their right" to select a mediator. 

The parties were also delinquent in filing their