Business Law

With the reworking of N.C.G.S. § 7A-27 to provide a direct appeal to the Supreme Court of North Carolina from certain orders of the North Carolina Business Court, it was
Continue Reading Supreme Court Gets Down to Business—Business Court Cases, That Is

Our goal in creating this blog was to be a “one-stop shop” for news, information, tips, and resources involving North Carolina appellate practice and procedure.  Over a five-year period,’s
Continue Reading Traps in North Carolina Business Court Appeals: Collected for You in One Place

Over the past few months, we have shared several  potential problems created by the Business Court Modernization Act.  Nonetheless, we held a few potential traps close to our vest because,
Continue Reading A Perfect Storm (Part I): How One Business Court Order’s Pathway To Appellate Review Is To Two Different Courts.

The workload of the Supreme Court of North Carolina just increased substantially.  The governor’s office announced yesterday that he had signed Senate Bill 853, which strengthens our State’s flagship business
Continue Reading Law Expands Supreme Court Jurisdiction to Include Direct Appeals in Business Court Cases and from Orders Invalidating Acts of the General Assembly

Approximately two months ago, I blogged on the Business Court’s dismissal of an appeal not filed with the Business Court by the 5:00 p.m. notice of appeal deadline.  On Tuesday,
Continue Reading A Tale of Two Filing Requirements: Business Court Issues Second Opinion Dismissing Appeal For Failure To Comply With Appellate Rule 3’s Filing Requirements

Editor’s Note:  The Business Court adopted a new set of Rules, effective January 1, 2017 to all cases.  The case below was decided under the old Business Court Rules. 
Continue Reading Business Court Dismisses Appeal As Untimely: Why Your Business Court Filing Deadline Is Really 4:00 p.m.

In a big day for civil litigation, the Supreme Court of North Carolina on Wednesday issued a watershed opinion limiting the scope of actions under Chapter 75 (the Unfair and
Continue Reading Let’s Be Civil: The Supreme Court of North Carolina Issues Two Important Civil Opinions and Grants Discretionary Review in Four More