North Carolina Appellate Practice Blog

Fox Rothschild's blog about practicing law in North Carolina state and federal appellate courts

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The legal aftershocks of the COVID-19 pandemic will be surfacing for years to come.  But for those waiting for pendent-appellate jurisdiction and Rule 54(b) sightings, a recent Court of Appeal opinion combines appellate catnip with a challenge to student fees charged to university students during the lockdown. 

Background Facts

In Lannan v. Bd. of Governors

On Wednesday, October 13th, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued new amendments to the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.  The key changes, which apply to notices of appeal filed on or after 1 January 2022, are summarized below:

  • Electronic Appellate E-Filing Mandatory for Counsel in All Appeals
    • Mandatory e-filing. Remember approximately 18 months

Less than a month ago, I excitedly reported about a courtroom reunion for appellate advocates and the Supreme Court justices.
With the recent surge in Delta variant Covid-19 infections, the North Carolina Supreme Court has postponed in-person oral arguments and reinstated remote oral arguments for the month of August–and possibly more.
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