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Disbarment – Evidence – Expert Witness – Trust Account – Missing Funds (access required)

Holding: Regardless of which standard applied – Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), or Howerton v. Arai Helmet, Ltd., 358 N.C. 440, 597 S.E.2d 674 (2004) – the Disciplinary Hearing Commission did not abuse its discretion when it refused to allow an experienced accountant to testify as an expert in forensic accounting.

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Attorneys – Fees – Association Agreement – Pre-Settlement Firing – Contingent Fee – Medical Malpractice (access required)

Newell v. James E. Rogers, P.A. (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0825, 18 pp.) (Linda McGee, C.J.) Appealed from Northampton County Superior Court (Wayland Sermons Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: In the underlying multidefendant medical malpractice action, the defendant-attorney, a sole ...

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