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Inclusion into seclusion appears in Biz Court case

This article appears in N.C. Lawyers Weekly.

In an article published Feb. 16, 2017 in N.C. Lawyers Weekly, Winston-Salem partner Mark Stafford discusses the tort of “intrusion into seclusion” and a case before the North Carolina Business Court late last month. Intrusion into seclusion is the intentional intrusion, physically or otherwise, upon the solitude or seclusion of another or his private affairs or concerns.

“Claims for intrusion into seclusion are not something commercial litigators keep on the corner of their desk,” Mr. Stafford said. “Here Judge Gale appears to be saying that while intrusion into seclusion claims can survive, courts are going to look at those claims very narrowly in the business context.”

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