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The attorneys at Morningstar Law Group are leaders who are frequently asked to share their legal insights and expertise. Here is a sampling of the wisdom our attorneys are sharing at industry conferences, in published articles, and at continuing legal education events.

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North Carolina Supreme Court Holds that Highway Corridor Reservation Maps Constitute Takings

June 16, 2016

By William J. Brian, Jr. On June 10, 2016, the N.C. Supreme Court held that the recording of highway corridor reservation maps by NCDOT pursuant to a statute known commonly as the Map Act constitute takings of the property rights of the affected landowners for which NCDOT must pay them just compensation.  In so doing, […]

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Morningstar Law Group CLE 2016

February 16, 2016

Morningstar Law Group CLE: Current Topics for the Busy In-House LawyerFebruary 11, 2016 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park Morningstar Law Group CLE 2016 from MorningstarLaw

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"Everything as a Service" Contracts

January 20, 2016

Randy Whitmeyer recently presented the following CLE to members of the ACC at CAM Raleigh. We hope that you find this subject informative and useful. “Everything as a Service” Contracts – Presentation from MorningstarLaw

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The Laws of Cloud Computing: Online Privacy for Children

May 7, 2015

Online privacy for children is another area where federal legislation and regulations set certain requirements applicable to the cloud. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) was primarily directed towards websites that collect information from users under age 13. As cloud-computing has expanded in the years since COPPA was enacted, the Federal Trade […]

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The Laws of Cloud Computing: Cloud Security and Data Privacy Laws in the United States

April 16, 2015

In the third installment of our series on the Laws of Cloud Computing, we take a look at the United States, where the laws of cloud computing, most notably data privacy laws, are varied and originate from numerous sources, both state and federal. At the federal level, regulation has largely been field-specific, providing detailed standards for […]

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Staying Calm Under Pressure - Advice from a Former Judge

April 14, 2015

Don’t freak out if there is a business dispute You may believe that a significant business dispute will never happen to you. In some ways, a lawsuit — whether by you or against you — is a bit like a serious personal injury. When it does happen, it derails important plans and goals. It takes money, time […]

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The Laws of Cloud Computing: Business Issues Arising From Cloud Computing

April 8, 2015

Businesses are increasingly relying on cloud servers to store electronic data in which other entities or individuals have legally recognized interests. Types of sensitive electronic data now regularly stored in the cloud include: patient medical records; banking and financial records for individuals and businesses; and students’ academic performance records, test scores, etc., from elementary through […]

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The Laws of Cloud Computing: Weathering the Storms of Cyberpiracy, Hacking, and IP Infringement

March 15, 2015

Welcome to the first in our series of blog posts on legal issues in cloud computing, with a focus in the United States and European Union. Today, we introduce the series, and then discuss the question “what is ‘the Cloud’?” Cloud Computing Legal Issues Computing in “the Cloud” has quickly become a fact of everyday life […]

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5 Ways to Protect Intellectual Property

January 27, 2015

Published on Product Design & Development (http://www.pddnet.com) Jennifer Collins, Morningstar Law Group Prior to embarking on product development activities, it is critical that companies take time to protect their intellectual property rights. Several separate partnerships, alliances and agreements may be needed to go from the research phase to the marketplace. Each strategic alliances, development agreement, or joint development contract […]

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As The Locals Do: Case Management for Land Use Cases in Superior Court - by Shannon Joseph

December 30, 2014

Shannon Joseph recently wrote an article featured in Land Use Law Quarterly for the North Carolina State Bar Association. Shannon is a litigation attorney that joined Morningstar Law Group this year after serving as a Superior Court Judge.

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