In its only authored opinion for the month of December, the North Carolina Supreme Court overturned the state’s Court of Appeals and found that a Cumberland County judge had filed a valid order ending efforts to reunite one mother with ...Read More »
Attorneys – Tort/Negligence – Legal Malpractice – Petition for Certiorari – First Impression — Civil Practice – Statutes of Limitations & Repose
Hackos v. Goodman, Allen & Filetti, PLLC The only “act or omission” which occurred during the statute of limitations period was defendants’ failure petition the N.C. Supreme Court for review of this court’s rulings against plaintiff in her previous legal malpractice action. Since plaintiff fails to allege any contractual obligation requiring defendants to represent her beyond appeal to this court, defendants’ failure to file the petition did not constitute the last “act or omission” giving rise to plaintiff’s legal malpractice claim in the instant case.
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A Court of Appeals judge says he wants to move up to North Carolina's highest court. Judge Bob Hunter of Morehead City announced over the weekend he's seeking the associate justice position on the state Supreme Court that will be vacated next year by Mark Martin. Martin said late last week he will run for chief justice.Read More »