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)

1)     Appeal from an order that can be appealed.  The Court of Appeals reminded us today that interlocutory attorney fee awards are not immediately appealable.  Cebula v. Givens Estates, Inc.
Continue Reading How to Improve Your Chances of Winning an Appeal

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