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An introduction to breach of contract in North Carolina

Businesses enter into contracts with the expectation that the terms of the contract will be fulfilled. Yet contract parties often fail to perform according to the letter of the contracts that obligate them to perform. North Carolina's legal system offers a remedy for parties who have been hurt by a failure to respect a contract. This blog post will provide a quick overview of what happens when a breach of contract is alleged.

Let's say one party makes a contract to purchase a load of lumber to be delivered on Monday morning. Monday morning rolls around and the seller arrives with the lumber. The buyer inspects it and sees that the agreed-upon amount and quality of lumber is there. The buyer then tenders the agreed-upon amount of money to the seller. The contract has been satisfied and no breach of contract has happened.

We understand health care law and how the industry works

Due to a plethora of legal and regulatory issues, health care providers in Greensboro, North Carolina, require efficient and effective legal assistance. Disputes can arise between providers and the government and between providers and patients. It is important to have advice that is both reliable and up to date. An example of an area where this is very important is the opioid epidemic and the government response to it.

A few weeks ago, we told you about a new initiative of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services increasing provider access to information about which patients may be at risk of opioid addiction and abuse. The initiative has the twin goals of increasing access to patient information and reducing the time providers need to access the information.

Comparing arbitration and mediation in business disputes

When your small business faces a dispute, the path to a resolution can seem daunting. Whether over a breach of contract, partnership disagreement or something else, a dispute can be threatening to the success of your company.

As a business owner, it is in your best interests to consider every option to efficiently resolve the dispute. Fortunately for many, going to court is not the only option. Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques can offer a more collaborative, cost-effective way to address a dispute. Two of these techniques, arbitration and mediation, may be suitable options for you to consider.

Controlled Substance Reporting System expanding in North Carolina

North Carolina health care providers know that their industry is very heavily regulated and that compliance with these regulations is a must. Whether it is compliance with government mandates such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or choosing a corporate form appropriate for health care providers, there can be a lot of health care law to keep track of. A recent initiative announced last month it typical of the kind of thing providers will want to follow carefully.

On November 26, North Carolina's governor announced that prescribers now have access to the state's Controlled Substance Reporting System. Medical practices are now able to request a connection through agencies of the state government. As the state describes it, providers will be able to access the Controlled Substance Reporting System instantly with one click.

The importance of updating a will throughout your life

Planning for the future often involves writing a will and creating a comprehensive estate plan. Creating these plans is an important step, but it's by no means the first and last time to think about your estate throughout your lifetime.

Any number of factors may influence a person or couple's estate plan. Positive life changes as well as the negatives might prompt an update to a will or trust, meaning you should keep all estate plans up-to-date with the changes that happen over the years.

Antitrust considerations for Greensboro companies mulling M&A

Greensboro businesses may decide that participating in a merger or acquisition makes good business sense. Whether it is taking advantage of market synergies or simply filling a gap in core competencies, mergers or acquisitions can be a good idea. There may be some legal formalities that must be attended to, however, before a merger or acquisition can be executed. This blog post will briefly discuss one of these possible formalities: compliance with antitrust law.

The first thing that should be done in the antitrust area is determining the market share of each company participating in the merger or acquisition. Often, business law attorneys can do this computation without special assistance. Sometimes, however, it may be necessary to use the services of an economist to get an accurate figure.

Avoiding intellectual property problems on social media

Social media can be a very useful tool for small businesses. It can help owners with getting the word out about their company and connecting with customers.

However, as with any tool, it is important for small business owners to use social media properly and be aware of the problems missteps could cause.

Why you should consider registering a trademark

Building a business is exciting and sometimes overwhelming. On any given day, you make numerous decisions that impact your company’s success. Even a seasoned entrepreneur will occasionally make a mistake.

As your business gets bigger, you may wonder if it time to register your company’s trademark. On one hand, it seems like the smart thing to do. On the other hand, you wonder if it will provide much benefit. Here are some reasons why you may want to register your company’s trademark.

New EEOC Guidelines

On October 4, 2013 we discussed on the blog how Abercrombie & Fitch was being sued for religious discrimination when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claimed it fired a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab in the workplace, rather than accommodating her religious beliefs.

The U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear N.C. Board of Dental Examiners Case

Supcourt.jpgThe Supreme Court has granted oral arguments in North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. This case was initiated when North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (the Board), began sending threatening warnings to nondentists providing teeth-whitening services and their landlords. These letters stated that only dentists could use peroxide treatments to remove teeth stains. In a unanimous ruling issued December 2011 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) determined, the Board "issuing cease and desist orders against certain purveyors of teeth whitening, had violated federal antitrust laws by engaging in unfair competition in the market for teeth-whitening services in North Carolina." The FTC's opinion stated the Board "sought to, and did, exclude nondentist providers from the market for teeth whitening services." The opinion continued by saying, "As a result of the Board's actions, many nondentists stopped providing teeth whitening services and several marketers of teeth whitening systems stopped selling their products and equipment in North Carolina." In addition, the FTC noted "several mall operators refused to lease space to, or cancelled existing leases with, nondentist teeth whitening providers." The Board subsequently filed a petition for review with the appeals court.

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