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Fourth Circuit Misconstrues North Carolina’s Statute of Repose—and State’s High Court Cannot Help
Topic: Environmental Regulation
By Adam H. Charnes, a Partner in the Winston-Salem, NC and Dallas, TX offices of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, and Chris W. Haaf, an Associate in the Winston-Salem office.
Legal Opinion Letter, May 13, 2016, 2 pages
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Publication Summary:

The incorrect interpretation of a single word in a North Carolina statute, and the court’s inability to ask the state supreme court for an advisory opinion, places the Fourth Circuit at odds with three other federal appellate courts on a key defense in civil litigation.
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