The North Carolina Court of Appeals decision in Hammond v. Saini arises from a horrific set of facts.  Plaintiff underwent a surgical procedure to remove a potentially cancerous growth from
Continue Reading Medical Review and Attorney Privilege Issues are Immediately Reviewable, But Other Discovery Issues Are Generally Not

Some moments will stick in your head forever. The birth of a child. The Challenger shuttle disaster. September 11th. President Kennedy’s assassination.

Ironically (and perhaps a little pathetically), “special” moments
Continue Reading An Independence Day Walk Down Memory Lane and a Lesson on Patience Tested: Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Reminding Practitioners That Dismissals for Appellate Rules Violations Are Alive and Well

Three months ago we posted an appellate practice tip regarding Appellate Rule 7 and the court reporter’s duties in delivering and filing a completed trial court transcript. We noted that,
Continue Reading Appellate Practice Tip in Practice: Follow Up (Quickly) With Court Reporters Regarding Filing of Transcripts