News & Events

Recent News

Five new members have recently joined the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a national organization advocating for the responsible sourcing, manufacturing, marketing and sale of residential furnishings.

On March 6, 2014, Brooks Pierce attorneys Darrell Fruth and Laura Chipman presented a guest lecture to students in Duke Law School’s Start-up Ventures Clinic.

Recent Events

Laura S. Chipman will moderate and present at a roundtable discussion of “Right of Publicity vs. Right of Privacy” on February 27, 2014, at noon. The event is hosted by the Trademark/Copyright/Trade Secrets Committee of the NC Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section.  

Kearns Davis will present his 8th annual “Federal Criminal Case Law Update” to two groups this year. He was a featured speaker at the North Carolina Bar Association’s Annual Review on October 11, 2013, and he will deliver the “Update” again on October 21, 2013, to the Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter.

Recent Publications

Swiss company HeiQ Materials proposed to use new pesticides AGS-20 and AGS-20 (U) on manufactured textiles such as clothing, blankets, and carpet. Nanosilver is used in the pesticides to suppress microbes that cause odors and stains. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted conditional registration of the pesticides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, but a federal appeals court has now vacated part of EPA’s decision and remanded the case back to the agency.

The United States Supreme Court has issued numerous substantive opinions in the past year on topics ranging from withdrawal from a conspiracy to searches and seizures to what constitutes a Fifth Amendment violation. This article sheds light on some of these decisions, while Kearns Davis’ federal criminal law update discussed at the October 21, 2013 CLE provided criminal law practitioners with a more in-depth look at recent decisions from both the United States Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.