What is a nonsuit? Simply stated, a nonsuit is a voluntary withdrawal or dismissal of a lawsuit by the party that filed it that allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause of action. (See Va. Code § 8.01-380 ) [ an annotated version...
There are undoubtedly many of the Rules of Civil Procedure that you remember by number. Certainly Rules 12, 56, and 65. But Rule 10(b)? What does that even say?
If you are reaching for your Rulebook, put it away. Rule 10 is titled "Form of Pleadings...
There's an ominous sounding sentence in a Business Court decision this week:
A party practicing before the North Carolina Business Court should take the deadlines imposed by its orders and the rules of practice very seriously.
Estate of Capps...
Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " -- without coupling it with a deposition?
Maybe that question has never puzzled...
Revisions to the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure
became effective to actions filed on or after October 1, 2011. A blacklined
version showing the changes wrought by a law titled an "Act to
clarify the procedure for discovery of electronically...