I’ve previously blogged about cases that remind me of the bar exam or law school exams.  In reading a case released by the Court of Appeals yesterday, however, I was reminded of grammar lessons from 7th grade English class and the dreaded logic section of the LSAT.

In In re Powell, the court addressed an appeal from a trial court’s order denying the Appellant’s motion to set aside a foreclosure sale. … Continue Reading

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 for this appellate practitioner include two appellate rules moments: Dogwood v. White Oak and the Supreme Court’s decision to abolish assignments of error.

It was 2008, and for several years appellate practitioners had been witnessing (or, for the most unfortunate, experiencing) a wave of dismissals for appellate rules violations.… Continue Reading