Judges

Imagine that Judge Waldo has orally ruled against your client.  A proposed written order has been submitted by the parties to the trial court.  You are gearing up for an
Continue Reading Where’s (Judge) Waldo?–The Role of Substitute Judges under the Appellate Rules and Rules of Civil Procedure

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, Chief Justice Mark Martin issued the following statement about Senate Bill 698, which seeks to amend the North Carolina Constitution to provide for two-year
Continue Reading Chief Justice Martin Addresses Senate Bill 698

As previously blogged about here, here, here, and here, the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed a bill that would reduce the number of seats on
Continue Reading Governor Cooper Sues to Challenge Bill Downsizing Court of Appeals

A few months ago, Carrie blogged about the dismissal of the State’s appeal by the Court of Appeals in North Carolina State Board of Education v. State of North Carolina 
Continue Reading Not So Fast: Supreme Court of North Carolina Reinstates Board of Education Appeal

A Petition for Writ of Certiorari continues to be the most powerful tool in the Supreme Court’s arsenal.  Last Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court used its certiorari authority
Continue Reading A Tool For All Seasons—Supreme Court Deploys Writ of Certiorari to Resurrect State Bar Dispute

If you have never had to deal with an appellate trial transcript that is missing deposition testimony, consider yourself lucky.  When deposition testimony is being read or a video deposition
Continue Reading Videotaped Depositions Played at Trial–What Could Possibly Go Wrong?