Entries by Appellate

Register for “Trusts, Taxes and Trials: An In-Depth Look at the U.S. Supreme Court Kaestner Decision” on Jan. 28 in Cary

By Jeff Kelly Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court issued a major trust tax decision in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner Trust, holding that a trust beneficiary’s residence cannot be the sole basis for a state’s imposition of its income tax on the trust’s undistributed income. The Court’s decision broke roughly […]

A celebration so historic that it belongs in a museum: The North Carolina Supreme Court Bicentennial Gala and Museum of History Exhibit.

By Jeff Kelly Earlier this year, our Immediate Past Chair Gregg F. Schwitzgebel III wrote about the significant commemorative period for the North Carolina Judicial System and noted that the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the North Carolina Supreme Court had only just begun. Throughout 2019, the North Carolina Judicial Branch’s observation of the […]

Appellate Practice Section Social on September 12 in Raleigh

By Jeff Kelly In less than two weeks, the Appellate Practice Section is bidding farewell to summer with a social at The Raleigh Times! Appellate Practice Section Fall Social Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. The Raleigh Times 14 E. Hargett St. Raleigh, NC 27601 Our Fall Social is an excellent opportunity to […]

Join Us At Our Inaugural Lunch & Learn On Friday, June 14

By Gregg F. Schwitzgebel III Fellow Appellate Practice Section members─ I’m writing in regard to a few upcoming events in the life of our section. First and foremost, I’m writing to invite you, and your colleagues and friends, to our Section’s first-ever Lunch & Learn, beginning at noon Friday, June 14 at the NC Bar […]

An Historic Quarter at the Supreme Court of North Carolina

By Gregg F. Schwitzgebel III The members of the NCBA Appellate Practice Section respectfully recognize and honor that the year 2019 marks a crescendo in a highly significant commemorative period for the North Carolina Judicial System, with 2016-2019 milestones including the 50th anniversaries of the unified court system (2016), the District Court (2016), the North […]

Substantial Confusion? The Lessons From Ramsey v. Ramsey

By Jon Ward A recent case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals, Ramsey v. Ramsey, published Feb. 5, 2019 (No. COA18-600) not only serves as a cautionary tale for practitioners but may also lead to important guidance from North Carolina’s appellate courts regarding the dismissal of appeals. In short, Judge Zachary, writing for the […]