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Aug 8, 2018

CAV: Self-help moots remedies sought for deficient roof work

No remedy existed for condo owners who, unhappy with a roof renovation, wanted the city to inspect the work and cite the roofer.  After a second contractor made fixes, there was nothing for the city to inspect and no opportunity for the first roofer to cure. Background In December 2015, Appellants Cynthia and Richard Owens […]

Jun 13, 2018

4th Cir.: Data breach victims have standing for contract claims

After credit cards were fraudulently opened in their names, a class of optometrists alleged an injury in fact traceable to their professional organization. Background In July 2016, optometrists across the nation noticed that Chase Amazon Visa credit card accounts had been fraudulently opened in their names. The creation of those accounts — which required the […]

Jun 10, 2018

4th Cir.: PETA can challenge N.C. employee access law

Animal rights groups sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact to support their standing to challenge a recent North Carolina statute allowing employers to hold their employees civilly liable for damage caused by unauthorized access to nonpublic areas. Background The North Carolina Property Protection Act provides a private right of action against any person who “exceed[s] the scope […]

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