Yesterday’s batch of opinions contained an unusual nugget: an entire opinion devoted to arguably the most powerful of all appellate tools, the writ of certiorari. In State v. Biddix,  
Continue Reading The Writ of Certiorari—A Somewhat Less Powerful Tool?

For Business Court cases designated on or after October 1, 2014, the Business Court Modernization Act sends all appeals to the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

Or does it?
Continue Reading Did the Business Court Modernization Act Leave Unintended Appellate Jurisdiction In the North Carolina Court of Appeals?

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

When doing criminal defense work, practitioners routinely give oral notice of appeal and rarely use written notices of appeal. This practice is sufficient for most cases but presents a dangerous
Continue Reading Can You Track Me Now? Written Notice of Appeal Required in Satellite-Based Monitoring Appeals