Tuesday, March 04, 2008, 9:23 AM

NC COA Decisions Today

Today the NC Court of Appeals (COA) released 23 published opinions (two of which arise from the same case). Five are in criminal cases, and another relates to a prisoner seeking parol. There are only two dissents. More on these cases later.

We note that today's unpublished decisions from the COA include a number of cases involving appellate rule violations -- e.g., untimely notice of appeal, untimely transcript request, omission of standard of review, omission of ground for appellate review of an interlocutory appeal, omission of notice of appeal from record on appeal, and omission of challenged trial court order from record on appeal. In many of these cases the COA noted in the alternative, in conclusory fashion, that the appeals were devoid of merit in any event.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Womble handles few, if any, workers' comp cases, so it's not surprising this case has not been discussed on this blog, but perhaps one of the more significant decisions to come out this week was the pro-employer decision in Freeman v. Rothrock, which provided employers with a new (and complete) defense to workers' compensation claims based upon a 3-part test set out in Larson's treatise. It'll be interesting to see how this new defense is applied in practice.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Sean Andrussier said...

They'll be up shortly. It's been a busy week!

3:24 PM  

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