Before filing a complaint, make sure you have the correct name of your plaintiff. Otherwise, when you amend the complaint to add the correct plaintiff, you may lose the benefit of the relation back doctrine.
Continue Reading Court of Appeals Emphasizes Importance of Identifying the Proper Plaintiff

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)

The North Carolina Supreme Court today agreed to review a Court of Appeals decision limiting the immunity enjoyed by healthcare professionals under a Covid-era statute.

In May 2020, the pandemic

Continue Reading Petition Alert: NC Supreme Court to Examine Scope of Immunity for Covid-Era Healthcare

Trigger warning:  this post may cause appellate lawyers to have nightmares.

There has been a spate of technical glitches on the user side lately that caused critical notices from the

Continue Reading Users’ Spam Filters Are Blocking Some Calendar Notices from North Carolina’s Appellate Courts