The North Carolina Business Court is a specialized forum of the superior court division. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in our state are designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina as complex business cases for assignment to a Business Court judge who oversees resolution of all matters in the case through trial.
Established in 1996, the Business Court has locations in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.
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Impact of AOC’s Projected Odyssey Go-Live Date of February 13, 2023 for Harnett, Johnston, Lee and Wake Counties
Odyssey is a new, web-based integrated case management system that the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts is rolling out in stages statewide. The current go-live date for Odyssey in the pilot counties of Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake is February 13, 2023. The Administrative Office of the Courts maintains a list of the counties with Odyssey at NCcourts.gov/eCourts.
The Business Court’s go-live date for Odyssey has not been determined. Until further notice, parties and counsel will continue to file documents with the Business Court using its eFlex electronic-filing system. Parties and counsel will also need to continue filing documents with the Clerk of Superior Court in the county of venue, and the form of those filings will depend on whether the county is live on Odyssey. To navigate these issues, filers should reference Rules 5.0 and 5.1 of the General Rules of Practice for the Superior and District Courts Supplemental to the Rules of Civil Procedure. For questions regarding this information please contact Senior Court Coordinator Thomas W. Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-686-0144.
Amended North Carolina Business Court Rules, effective July 1, 2022
To All Counsel and Unrepresented Parties in Pending Business Court Actions:
By Order dated June 15, 2022, the Supreme Court of North Carolina has approved amendments to the North Carolina Business Court Rules (“Amended Rules”).
THE AMENDED RULES ARE EFFECTIVE AS OF JULY 1, 2022 AND APPLY TO ALL CASES BEFORE THE BUSINESS COURT PENDING ON OR AFTER THAT DATE.
Counsel and pro se parties in pending cases should carefully review the Supreme Court's order, which may be accessed at North Carolina Business Court Rules.
The Amended Rules do not alter or modify case management orders in pending cases in the event those orders conflict with the Amended Rules.
Louis A. Bledsoe, III
Chief Business Court Judge
North Carolina Business Court Email Alerts for Opinions and Orders of Significance
You may sign up to receive email alerts announcing the publication of the North Carolina Business Court’s Orders and Opinions and Orders of Significance on this page below.
ORDER AND OPINION ON CROSS-MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT
ORDER AND OPINION ON DEFENDANT’S PARTIAL MOTION TO DISMISS
ORDER AND OPINION ON CROSS-MOTIONS FOR PARTIAL SUMMARY JUDGMENT [PUBLIC]
ORDER AND OPINION ON PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW
ORDER AND OPINION ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO STRIKE OR PRECLUDE RELIANCE ON CERTAIN STATEMENTS OF THE DECLARATION OF LUIS GOMEZ
Recent Orders of Significance
ORDER AND JUDGMENT ON COUNTERCLAIMS
ORDER ON DEFENDANTS' MOTION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES
SUA SPONTE ORDER ON REDACTED DOCUMENTS
ORDER ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTIONS TO FILE VERIFIED COMPLAINTS UNDER SEAL
ORDER ON DESIGNATION
This service allows you to electronically file to an existing case, request an e-filing account, or recover your username or password for an existing account.
Search and view Business Court dockets.
Concise reference guide for the eFiling process, including answers to frequently-asked questions.
Alpine Case Management System (requires employee login).
Court Review application (requires employee login).
For general inquiries please direct your attention to:
Thomas W. Estes, Senior Court Coordinator
The Business Court has four locations. Find contact info for each.
For case-specific inquiries, please contact the chambers of the assigned judge. Case assignments may be found on the Court’s public docket.
For eFiling technical and after-hours support, please contact the North Carolina Administrative Office of the Courts (NCAOC) Help Desk at (919) 890-2407. Please request that your ticket be directed to the eFiling development team.