On Wednesday, the General Assembly overrode the Governor’s veto of House Bill 239.  Against opposition from the bench and the bar, the legislature pushed the court-shrinking bill through on
Continue Reading Court of Appeals Downsizing Bill Becomes Law & More Jurisdictional Changes for Supreme Court

Sometimes the juiciest info is found in the comments.  In October, I blogged about State v. Biddix—a Court of Appeals’ opinion that appeared to significantly limit the Court of
Continue Reading The Writ of Certiorari: A Somewhat Less Powerful Tool (Part II)?

Yesterday’s blog post focused on how the Business Court Modernization Act only applies to “actions designated as mandatory complex business cases on or after” October 1, 2014.  See Session Law
Continue Reading A Perfect Storm (Part II)—Yet Another Hidden Trap With The Business Court Modernization Act Emerges

Over the past few months, we have shared several  potential problems created by the Business Court Modernization Act.  Nonetheless, we held a few potential traps close to our vest because,
Continue Reading A Perfect Storm (Part I): How One Business Court Order’s Pathway To Appellate Review Is To Two Different Courts.

Ignore that Rule of Appellate Procedure!  How often do you hear me say that?  I would wager not often, but the Court of Appeals’ recent opinion in Magazian v. Creagh
Continue Reading Notice of Appeal Perils: Further Proof that You Should Ignore Appellate Rule 3(c)(2)