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Dalton v. Camp

548 S.E.2d 704 (2001)

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Dalton v. Camp

North Carolina Supreme Court

548 S.E.2d 704 (2001)

Facts

David Camp (defendant) worked in an at-will capacity as a production manager for B. Dalton & Company (Dalton) (plaintiff). Camp’s duties were generally delegated to him and included overseeing the administrative needs of the business’s daily operations. Dalton had a contract to produce an employee newspaper for one of its clients. The contract expired, and while Dalton was in negotiations to renew it, Camp formed a competing publishing company. The client contracted with Camp’s company to publish the newspaper rather than with Dalton. Camp then resigned from Dalton. Dalton sued Camp for breach of fiduciary duties. The district court granted Camp summary judgment, finding that he was not a fiduciary of Dalton. The court of appeals reversed. Camp appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Orr, J.)

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