Baseball is America’s national pastime, but has time perhaps passed it by? It’s the sort of question that might be debated in bar rooms and living rooms, but Sidebar never expected to hear the question put forward in court room ...Read More »
Remember traveling? Getting dressed for work? Those were the days, but they weren’t without their risks, as Sidebar was reminded while reading a recent North Carolina Court of Appeals decision from the safety of his home office. Jerry McSwain filed ...Read More »
A recent law school graduate isn’t giving up on his lawsuit alleging the online site Above the Law defamed him in a 2018 story that referred to him as a “dumb kid” and “entitled ponce.” On Jan. 6, U.S. District ...Read More »
It’s hard to imagine how the Fyre Festival could have possibly been a bigger disaster. Promoters had hyped it as the experience of a lifetime, a luxurious music festival set on a dazzling Bahamian island, but in the end absolutely ...Read More »
The 33-foot Winnebago Vista was hard to miss when Sidebar rolled into the parking lot of a shopping center in northeast Raleigh—which, for the law firm that operates out of it, is sort of the point. The new firm, Osborn ...Read More »
“Radical transparency” is a hot new trend in tech and political circles, but a Guilford County District Court judge has—perhaps—provided some fairly radical transparency about why he’s just been suspended from the bench. Guilford County District Judge Mark Cummings was ...
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Appellate judges are often called upon to review cases in which a person’s freedom, or livelihood, or constitutional rights may hang in the balance. And then there’s also this stuff: The North Carolina Court of Appeals recently handed down an ...Read More »