By order dated June 11, 2019, the Supreme Court approved amendments to the North Carolina Business Court Rules. The Court’s order affects each rule and each appendix in the rule set. The amended rules are effective as of July 1, 2019, 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," said Chief Business Court Judge Louis A. Bledsoe, III. "The amended rules do not alter or modify case management orders in pending cases in the event those orders conflict with the amended rules."
The Supreme Court’s Office of Administrative Counsel has also published an up-to-date codification of the rules, which incorporates the recent amendments. In this codification, the rules are fully searchable and internally linked. A history note after each rule contains links to the published orders of the Supreme Court.
Questions or feedback about the new codification may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About North Carolina Business Court
The North Carolina Business Court is an administrative division of the General Court of Justice. Cases involving complex and significant issues of corporate and commercial law in North Carolina are designated by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina to a Special Superior Court Judge for Complex Business Cases who oversees all aspects of the case from the time of designation through trial or other resolution. The Business Court has four locations across the state in Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem.