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In September 2008, the Bank of Commerce in Charlotte launched an innovative series of courses for businesses in the Charlotte bank’s market. The courses cover business start-up basics, business legal issues, and raising and borrowing money. The sessions are taught by the bank executives, expert consultants, and the bank’s board of directors.
The North Carolina General Assembly addressed many controversial issues and made significant changes to the state’s tax code in 2013. This article discusses some of the top legislative issues affecting financial institutions. Some of these issues pertain to financial exploitation, reciprocal deposit placement services, worthless check remedies, and predatory lending law changes.
Patent trolls or patent assertion entities buy an arsenal of patents and generate income by asserting infringement of their intellectual property. Banks and businesses in North Carolina have been responding to these patent trolls and defending patent rights. North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper expressed support for the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed nationwide investigation of patent trolls.