An Interlocution on Interlocutory Orders

Appellate practitioners are undoubtedly familiar with the general rule that “there is no right of immediate appeal from interlocutory orders.” Goldston v. Am. Motors Corp., 326 N.C. 723, 725, 392 S.E.2d... Read More

Judge Pamela Harris and the Fourth Circuit’s Collaborative Culture

Yesterday, the Maryland Appellate Blog featured remarks from the Fourth Circuit’s newest federal appellate judge, Pamela Harris, on the Fourth Circuit’s collaborative culture.  The remarks from... Read More

Interesting Times Ahead: NC Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument In First of Five Cases “Grabbed” from Court of Appeals.

On Monday, the North Carolina Supreme Court heard oral argument in Cubbage v. The Board of Trustees of the Endowment Fund of NC State University (a.k.a., the “Hofmann Forest appeal”)  The appeal... Read More

NCBA President Weighs In On House Bill Affecting NC Judiciary

Read Catherine Arrowood’s letter to the editor in the Raleigh News and Observer here.   -Patrick... Read More

Supreme Court Race Might Not Be Over

Justice Cheri Beasley unofficially won just enough votes to keep her seat on the Supreme Court of North Carolina.  The State Board of Elections’ website shows Justice Beasley leading her challenger,... Read More

Ehrenhaus Extended

Judge Gale issued a “notice to the practicing bar” yesterday that “the Court will in the future expect a Notice of Designation to be filed with the appropriate Clerk of Superior Court within the time... Read More

Will North Carolina Get a Fourth Business Court Judge in January?

With Special Superior Court Judge Lucy Inman winning her race for a seat on the Court of Appeals, we may see a fourth Business Court judge appointed, and soon. Tucked away in the 2014 Budget Bill, a revision... Read More

Appellate Election Results: Incumbent Justices and Judges Fare Well

Chief Justice Mark Martin handily won his race for an eight-year term as the head of the State judiciary, while voters returned Justice Robin Hudson for another eight-year term on the Court as well. Court of... Read More

Judge Eagles (and Mack) Said It Best: Mistakes To Avoid When Filing Any Brief

While this blog is normally confined to appellate cases and issues,  in a recent “text order,” Judge Catherine Eagles of the Middle District of North Carolina fired a warning shot... Read More

A Potential Pitfall of Incorporating by Reference

When it comes to briefing, we know we should be accurate, clear, and concise (and persuasive, of course). For many of us, brevity is the real challenge—a challenge word limitations are quick to highlight.... Read More

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