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Kilpatrick Townsend gets no-contact order after man makes ‘profane and harassing’ comments at office

Posted Jan 21, 2014 3:15 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A North Carolina judge has ordered a Spokane, Wash., businessman to stay away from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton after he appeared at the law firm’s offices in Winston-Salem last Wednesday.

The temporary no-contact order bars Chance Addison, owner of Addison E-Cigarette, from contacting Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys and employees at their offices or homes, the Winston-Salem Journal reports. The order bars contact in person or by phone until Jan. 27, when a hearing is scheduled to consider a permanent no-contact order.

Kilpatrick Townsend represents a subsidiary of Reynolds American in a trademark suit seeking to stop Addison from marketing brands similar to Camel and Winston. Kilpatrick Townsend alleges that Chance made “profane and harassing comments” when he appeared at the law firm.

Reynolds says Chance should be allowed to communicate with the company or its lawyer, William Bryner, only through a licensed attorney.

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