North Carolina Court of Appeals

I wrote a few days ago about some practitioners experiencing problems with overzealous spam filters catching important notices from our appellate courts. To be clear, this is a user-side issue

Continue Reading Helpful Changes to NC Appellate E-filing Site: “Upcoming Oral Arguments” Banner

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

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

In its opinions issued on February 21, 2023, the NC Court of Appeals focused on how appellants must preserve their right to appeal issues if they want access to the appellate courts. 
Continue Reading There’s No Appeal Without the Right to Appeal

The Court of Appeals’ latest batch of opinions includes several reminders about the importance of proving that appellate jurisdiction is proper in an appellant’s opening brief.  Not in a conclusory

Continue Reading Relying on a Motion to Dismiss Response to Address Appellate Jurisdiction Arguments?  Maybe Don’t Count on It

Writer and futurist Alvin Toffler cautioned, “You’ve got to think about big things while you’re doing small things, so that all the small things go in the right direction.”  Today’s

Continue Reading Avoiding Big Problems with Small Details: Protecting Sensitive Information and Including the “Littlest Big” Detail With Notices of Appeal