The N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks has granted charter approval for American Bank & Trust, a community bank planned for Monroe in Union County. It’s the first new bank in North Carolina in a decade.
Four new tenants, including the popular food truck The Dumpling Lady, will join the lineup of retail tenants at Optimist Hall, a massive former textile mill in Optimist Park that’s being restored in Charlotte.
A legal referee says a New York attorney who won a landmark oil pollution judgment against Chevron in Ecuador only to have his law license suspended at home should not be disbarred without a chance to defend himself.
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit contending Seattle's City Council broke the state's Open Public Meetings Act before its abrupt repeal of the head tax on large businesses should be decided at trial, but the council's public vote killing the tax will stand.