North Carolina law provides that “[u]nfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce, are declared unlawful.”  N.C.G.S. § 75-1.1(a).  Lawsuits under § 75-1.1 are commonly referred to as claims under the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, or “UDTPA.” To establish a UDTPA claim,…

If you received a Summons and Complaint in North Carolina naming you as a defendant, then you have been sued.  This is not a fun experience.  It is costly in terms of time and money.  It is stressful.  But it is much better to deal with it immediately than to pretend it has not happened. …

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