MED MAL/JURY INSTRUCTION/JUDICIAL ASSIGNMENTS.

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 925 (Public) Filed Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE JURIES TO RECEIVE WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE JUDGE IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUITS AND TO ENCOURAGE EACH SENIOR RESIDENT SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE TO DESIGNATE A SPECIFIC SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE TO HEAR ALL ASPECTS OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE.
Intro. by D. Hall.

Status: Re-ref to the Com on Insurance, if favorable, Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (May 6 2019)
H 925

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 3 2019 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Modifies the proposed additions to GS 1A-1, Rule 51, concerning instructions to the jury. Now authorizes and encourages, rather than requires, the court to provide the written instructions to the jury to take to the jury room during deliberations in civil cases subject to Rule 9(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure (concerning medical malpractice pleadings).

    Modifies the proposed additions to GS 7A-47.3 to encourage and authorize the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge to, in consultation with the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the parties to the case (rather than only the AOC), designate a specific resident judge or specific judge assigned to the District to preside over all cases subject to Rule 9(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. 


  • Summary date: Apr 18 2019 - More information

    Adds to GS 1A-1, Rule 51, concerning instructions to the jury. Requires the court to reduce the oral jury instructions to writing and provide the written instructions to the jury to take to the jury room during deliberations in civil case subject to Rule 9(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure (concerning medial malpractice pleadings).

    Amends GS 7A-47.3 to encourage and authorize the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge to designate a specific resident judge or specific judge assigned to the District to preside over all cases subject to Rule 9(j) of the Rules of Civil Procedure. 

    Applies to actions filed on or after October 1, 2019.


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