Cases & Deals

Dell obtains dismissal of case challenging constitutionality of financial incentives provided by North Carolina

Clients Dell Inc.

Jones Day represented computer manufacturer Dell Inc. in a case challenging the constitutionality of nearly $250 million in financial incentives provided by the State of North Carolina. The plaintiffs, represented by the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, asserted that a 2004 law providing tax incentives and other financial assistance to Dell in order to entice the company to build a manufacturing and distribution plant in the Winston/Salem-Greensboro area, violated both the state and U.S. constitutions. The court dismissed the case based on both the plaintiffs' lack of standing and the claims' lack of merit. Michael Carvin performed the oral argument.

Blinson, et al. v. North Carolina, et al., No. 05-CVS-8378 (Wake Co., N.C., Sup. Ct.)

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