Summary Judgment


Plaintiff Pete Zagaroli (“Zagaroli”), the former owner of now-defunct Zagaroli Construction Co. Inc., alleges that he and Defendants James Clayton Neill (“Neill”), Rick Berry (“Berry”), and Neill Grading and Construction Co., Inc. (“Neill Grading”) formed a partnership with the intent of developing three historic mill properties in Catawba County, North Carolina: Hollar Hosiery Mill, Moretz […]

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Pursuant to the authority granted to him under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-45.4(b)(1), Judge Conrad of the North Carolina Business Court sat as an appellate court over a summary-judgment decision rendered in favor of Defendant First Petroleum Services, Inc. (“First Petroleum”) by an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) of the Office of Administrative Hearings (“OAH”). The OAH […]

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This case is a consolidation of several actions, the allegations of which can be found in earlier opinions by the North Carolina Business Court.  Most of the claims in the various disputes have been settled and dismissed.  However, the current dispute is whether Micro-Miniature Bearing Co., Inc. (“MMB”), and Vincent Sabatino (“Sabatino”), through their respective […]

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Plaintiff Peter T. Loftin (“Loftin”) brought claims against several defendants in 2003, alleging that they were involved in creating and executing two tax schemes that were intended to offset taxes from approximately $30 million in capital gains that Loftin incurred due to the sale of his interest in a telecommunications company in 1997. 

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