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Tony Hsieh’s Friend Files Multi-million Dollar Breach Of Contract Lawsuit Against the Former Zappos Ceo’s Estate

May 13, 2021

Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of the online apparel retail company Zappos, was killed in a house fire in November 2020.  Since his untimely death, Hsieh’s estate has been hit with multiple claims, including $93 million in creditor claims filed by his longtime friend and assistant Jennifer “Mimi” Pham, consisting primarily of a large claim…

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Introducing Odyssey: North Carolina Courts’ New E-filing System

May 5, 2021

On April 21, 2021, The Supreme Court of North Carolina adopted amendments to its General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts related to the Judicial Branch’s ongoing eCourts initiative.  The amendments, which will become effective May 10, 2021, pave the way for the implementation of Odyssey, a statewide electronic-filing and case-management system,…

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“the Marathon Continues” but the Litigation Doesn’t: Nipsey Hussle’s Estate Settles Five-month Legal Battle With Crips Llc Over Trademark

April 27, 2021

American rapper Nipsey Hussle was tragically murdered on March 31, 2019, outside of his clothing store, Marathon Clothing, in Los Angeles.  The word “Marathon” was used in several areas of Hussle’s professional career, including a record titled “The Marathon Continues,” released in November 2011.  While Hussle owned several trademarks for various “Marathon” terms and phrases…

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Court Orders Public Release Of Officer Names in Vanessa Bryant Invasion Of Privacy Lawsuit—would Her Claim Be Successful in North Carolina?

April 9, 2021

On September 17, 2020, Vanessa Bryant, the widow of Kobe Bryant, filed a lawsuit in federal district court in California against Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Sheriff, alleging multiple causes of action including invasion of privacy, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  The lawsuit arises out of circumstances surrounding the helicopter…

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Mariah Carey’s Brother, Morgan, Sues Her for Defamation and Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress

March 16, 2021

Morgan Carey is suing his younger sister and famous singer, Mariah Carey, for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress related to stories recounted in her recently released memoir, The Meaning of Mariah Carey.  The lawsuit focuses on several passages from her book, of which one reads: “It took twelve cops to pull my brother…

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How Do Mentally Incompetent Persons Pursue/defend Lawsuits?

February 26, 2021

Elder abuse often includes financial crimes that are, most frequently, crimes of opportunity because the senior has diminished mental capacity.  What is an elder to do if she finds herself the victim of fraud, particularly if she does not have the wherewithal to protect herself? Or the converse, can an incompetent person be sued? Some…

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Larry King Leaves Three Sentence, Handwritten Will for the Benefit Of His Five Children

February 15, 2021

Legendary journalist and radio host Larry King passed away on January 23, 2021 at the age of 87 after his hospitalization in December for COVID-19.  According to his seventh wife, Shawn Southwick King, he ultimately succumbed to a sepsis infection after surviving the coronavirus. King wrote his will on October 17, 2019, two months after…

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Judge Blows the Whistle on Agency’s Contract With Zion Williamson and Throws It Out for Technical Fouls

January 29, 2021

While still a college basketball player at Duke University, Zion Williamson signed an agency agreement with Prime Sports Marketing and its founder, Gina Ford.  Six weeks later, Williamson announced he found a better deal and was (fast) breaking the contract to team up with another agent.  He then filed suit in the Middle District of…

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Congratulations to Trey Lindley for Being Elected to Business North Carolina Magazine’s “legal Elite”

January 14, 2021

Lord & Lindley is pleased to announce Trey Lindley’s election to Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite in Litigation for 2021. Business North Carolina magazine sends ballots to all active North Carolina lawyers asking them for the state’s best practitioners in their respetive fields.  This year fewer than 4% of North Carolina’s 28,000 active attorneys…

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The Holidays: a Perfect Time to Consider, and Prevent, Elder Abuse: Part 2

December 11, 2020

  Financial abuse of elder Americans is considered by some to be “the crime of the century” since it amounts to as much as $30 billion per year in losses.  One study found 37% of seniors are affected by abuse over any five-year period, which can result in them skipping meals or medications to compensate…

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