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Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Civil Practice – Summary Judgment – Issues of Fact – Attorney-Client Relationship (access required)

Harris v. Ballantine (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0823, 12 pp.) (Mark Davis, J.) Appealed from Guilford County Superior Court (John Craig III, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Since the parties forecasted conflicting evidence as to whether the plaintiff-attorney agreed to represent ...

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Attorneys – Contract – Settlement Agreement – Expunction – Misdemeanor Cruelty to Animals – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claim (access required)

Kyprianides v. Martin (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0685, 8 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Hertford County Superior Court (Cy Grant, Sr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: As part of a mediated settlement agreement with plaintiff (a former client), the defendant-attorney ...

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Attorneys – Civil Practice – Discovery – Attorney-Client Privilege – Client’s Belief (access required)

Walter v. Freeway Foods, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-05-0389, 6 pp.) (Catharine Aron, J.) 10-02057; M.B.N.C. Holding: Where the debtor-“client” reasonably believed that Jonathan Waller was an attorney and that its communications with him were privileged, the attorney-client privilege protects ...

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