Williams v. Lynch (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0066, 20 pp.) (Linda McGee, Ch. J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court (Eric Levinson, J.) N.C. App.
Holding: Even though plaintiff did not sign a document that purported to allow her attorney-in-fact to be paid the proceeds of the sale of plaintiff’s land, plaintiff did sign two powers of attorney, and the defendant-lawyer presented expert testimony that (1) those powers of attorney allowed the lawyer to make the proceeds check payable to the attorney-in-fact and (2) the lawyer conformed his conduct to the applicable standard of care.
We affirm the trial court’s denial of plaintiff’s motions for directed verdict and judgment notwithstanding the verdict.