The North Carolina Court of Appeals has started off 2018 with a trend of clarification.  As we noted last week, in this year’s first batch of opinions the Court clarified
Continue Reading Court of Appeals Continues to Clarify, This Time With Respect to Burden of Proving Timely Appeal

The Supreme Court of North Carolina long ago observed that “the ‘substantial right’ test for appealability of interlocutory orders is more easily stated than applied.” Waters v. Qualified Pers., Inc.


Continue Reading Newly Published “Guide to Appealability of Interlocutory Orders” Creates Starting Point for Interlocutory Appeal Research

Sometimes the North Carolina Court of Appeals encounters an appeal that gives it a case of the Mondays. Hill v. Hill is a case that, according to Judge Steelman,
Continue Reading Despite “Substantial” Violations of the Rules of Appellate Procedure, Court of Appeals Entertains Appeal of Equitable Distribution Judgment

Family law appellate practitioners have one of the most difficult jobs in the bar.  They have to master the complicated family law statutes and the quirks of District Court practice,
Continue Reading Trick or Treat: Court of Appeals Serves Up A Grab Bag of Appellate Rules Goodies