Monroe Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Miller & Monroe is proud to announce that partner Jeff Monroe was recently inducted into the Hampden-Sydney College Athletic Hall of Fame.  Jeff graduated as one of the most decorated players in Hampden-Sydney basketball history, helping the Tigers to win 100 games and three league championships in his four year career.  Jeff led the team […]

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The Life Cycle of a Lawsuit – Blog 1 of 3 – Filing Suit

Although every case is different, most lawsuits follow the same general pattern.   This blog will help you to understand the general life cycle of a lawsuit.  Let’s start with a quick overview.  All suits begin with an initial complaint and answer, followed by hearings on any preliminary motions (i.e. Motions to Dismiss).   The next step […]

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My business partner is misappropriating funds from our business. What can I do?

When faced with a difficult situation like this, there are two legal paths that you can follow.  First, you can bring an individual lawsuit against your business partner seeking monetary damages for misappropriated funds.  Second, depending on a number of factors, you may be able to force the corporation to bring the lawsuit against your […]

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True Meaning of Memorial Day

As we prepare to enjoy Memorial Day weekend, Miller & Monroe would like to remind everyone to take time to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Without their brave sacrifices, we would not have the freedom to enjoy this holiday with our family and friends.  Travel […]

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Miller & Monroe sponsors Special Olympics Event

Miller & Monroe was fortunate enough to be a sponsor at the 3rd Annual North Carolina Golf Classic on May 9, 2014.  The tournament is a primary fundraising event for Special Olympics Wake County.  Proceeds of the event are used to purchase team uniforms and sports equipment for Special Olympic Wake County athletes and special […]

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My business has been forced to file a lawsuit. Is it possible to recover the money we have to spend on an attorney?

Like any other aspect of commerce, business lawsuits are bound by the adage “it takes money to make money.” Even though you’ve already lost money you’re owed, you still have to pay an attorney to recover what you were owed in the first place. Fortunately, North Carolina has two laws that allow you to recover […]

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One of my suppliers in another state is suing me in his home state. Do I really have to go all the way across the country to defend myself?

Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes. The standard for determining whether another state’s court system can have jurisdiction over you is whether you have minimum contact with the state in which you’re being sued (the forum state). If the court determines your contact with the forum state is so minimal that it would be unfair […]

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I’ve been moved out of my own company and want to be bought out. What are my rights?

I started a corporation with two friends. We all own one-third of the shares. Recently, I’ve come into conflict with my co-owners, and they have prevented me from a voice in running the business and have fired me as an employee. I’d like to be bought out, but they aren’t making a fair offer. Is […]

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I’m thinking about filing a lawsuit to collect money owed to my business. What does the process involve? How long will it take?

Although every case is different, most follow the same general pattern. They all begin with initial filings, which are usually followed by the discovery process. There will likely be hearings on various motions at some point. Most suits will be ordered to mediation to see if they can be settled before trial. If settlement is […]

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