The news these days is filled with stories about Artificial Intelligence and how it will change our lives. We’ve seen impressive examples of AI-generated stories, poems and essays composed inContinue Reading Chat GPT said WHAT??!!
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Your Place or Mine?
By: Brian Bernhardt
Jurisdiction is a foundation of what we do as trial and appellate practitioners. While a litigant can waive lack of personal jurisdiction, lack of subject matter jurisdiction…Continue Reading Your Place or Mine?
Clearing the Decks While Decking the Halls
If there’s one thing readers of this blog can count on, it is that every even-numbered year ends with a gush of opinions from both appellate courts as the judges…Continue Reading Clearing the Decks While Decking the Halls
A Season of Transitions at the Supreme Court
It’s not unusual to see changes on the bench with the arrival of a new year. Come January 1, 2023, Justice Dietz and Justice Allen will join the Supreme…Continue Reading A Season of Transitions at the Supreme Court
Judge Doug McCullough (1945-2022)
Retired N.C. Court of Appeals Judge Doug McCullough unexpectedly died this week in Las Vegas, where he had retired with his wife, Lucci.
Judge McCullough had a storied career, reaching…Continue Reading Judge Doug McCullough (1945-2022)
School Fees and the Lockdown (Plus an Update on Pendent Appellate Jurisdiction and Amended Rule 54(b) Certifications)
The legal aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic will be surfacing for years to come. But for those waiting for pendent-appellate jurisdiction and Rule 54(b) sightings, a recent Court of Appeals…Continue Reading School Fees and the Lockdown (Plus an Update on Pendent Appellate Jurisdiction and Amended Rule 54(b) Certifications)
DUELING STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS
A statute of limitations can end a case before it begins. But which limitations period applies? In its recent opinion in Woody v. Accuquest Hearing Center, LLC, COA21-563 (2022)…Continue Reading DUELING STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS
SHOW ME THE MONEY
For years, tension has existed between federal and state criminal prosecutors over forfeitures. Criminal forfeitures result from the seizure (and, if necessary, the sale) of contraband such as cash from…Continue Reading SHOW ME THE MONEY
ANOTHER SMORGASBORD OF OPINIONS FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS
On May 3, 2022, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a large batch of opinions. By my count, twenty-two were published and thirty were unpublished. While history may prove…Continue Reading ANOTHER SMORGASBORD OF OPINIONS FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS