Category: Municipal Laws

Guests Laura DeVivo and Angel Sams Explain the N.C. General Assembly’s Recently-Concluded and Critical "Crossover" Period

The “crossover” period has just ended in the North Carolina General Assembly, which is an inflection point for pending bills in each session.  Here with a wonderful explanation of what “crossover” means, both technically and practically, are my colleagues, Womble Carlyle lobbyists Laura DeVivo and Angel Sams.  Angel […]

N.C. Court of Appeals Rules That Contractual Forum Selection Clause Can Track, But Not Vary, Legislatively-Determined Forum

The North Carolina Court of Appeals handed down a decision today that clarifies the rule that a contractual venue/forum selection provision can track, but it cannot vary from, the venue/forum determined by State law. At issue is the following agreement provision, contained within a a non-compete, non-solicitation, and […]