8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Economic Loss Rule
David S. Coats, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh
John I. Mabe Jr., Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh
Jonathan W. Massell, Nexsen Pruet PLLC, Raleigh
The recent Crescent decision has caused construction lawyers to (re)consider current implications of this old rule, including its definition, scope and exceptions. Walk through what this decision means for claims against subcontractors and the design professional exception. Then discuss how it impacts insurance for subcontractors.
10:10 Case Law and Legislative Update
Jay M. Wilkerson, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Raleigh
Review recent key North Carolina court opinions and legislation from the past year and how they affect you and your clients.
11:20 Advocacy in the Digital Age‡
Judge Richard D. Dietz, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
Judge Paul C. Ridgeway, North Carolina Superior Court, Raleigh
In this session, an appellate judge and a trial judge delve into lessons learned, pitfalls, future trends and best practices for hearings conducted on video platforms, and the advent of widespread digital case management in North Carolina courts.
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit