Last fall, Justice Edmunds analyzed the subtle policy questions presented when a Court of Appeals decision is affirmed “without precedential value” by a divided Supreme Court.  A robust discussion followed
Continue Reading Update: Business Court Sidesteps Published Court of Appeals Opinion Affirmed “Without Precedential Value”

On July 5, 2016, the Court of Appeals dismissed an appeal for failure to include the business court designation papers.  In Grasinger v. Williams, the court reasoned that, without
Continue Reading Update: Court of Appeals Withdraws Opinion Requiring Business Court Designation Papers to be Included in Record

Many thanks to Judges Diaz, Gale, and Ridgeway and to all who attended for making last week’s Federal Bar Association CLE a great success.  I’m posting the written materials here
Continue Reading There’s a Court for That: Forum Selection in North Carolina Business Cases

In North Carolina, parties with business disputes may have the choice among as many as four “forums” in which to bring their case:  state superior court; superior court with a
Continue Reading Lunchtime CLE, July 7 in Cary, Will Feature Judges Diaz, Gale, and Ridgeway

Our state appellate system allows for appeals from final judgments, appeals from interlocutory orders that affect a substantial right, and appeals from orders that are final as to
Continue Reading Should Supreme Court Allow Immediate Appeal from Business Court Orders Turning on Debatable Controlling Issues of Law?

In October 2015, I blogged about In re Pike, a single Business Court order that resolved four consolidated actions.  Because the actions were designated on different dates, the right
Continue Reading Supreme Court Uses PDR Bypass Petition to Calm the Storm