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.0117 Proceedings Before the Disciplinary Hearing Commission: Posttrial Motions

(a) New Trials and Amendments of Judgments (N.C. R. Civ. 59)

(1) Either party may request a new trial or amendment of the hearing panel’s final order, based on any of the grounds set out in Rule 59 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.

(2) A motion for a new trial or amendment of judgment will be filed with the clerk no later than 20 days after service of the final order upon the defendant. Supporting affidavits, if any, and a memorandum setting forth the basis of the motion together with supporting authorities, will be filed with the motion.

(3) The opposing party will have 20 days from service of the motion to file a written response, any reply affidavits, and a memorandum with supporting authorities.

(4) The hearing panel may rule on the motion based on the parties’ written submissions or may, in its discretion, order oral argument.

(b) Relief from Judgment or Order (N.C. R. Civ. 60)

(1) Either party may file a motion for relief from the final judgment or order, based on any of the grounds set out in Rule 60 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure.

(2) A motion for relief from the final judgment or order will be filed with the clerk no later than one year after service of the final order upon the defendant. Supporting affidavits, if any, and a memorandum setting forth the basis of the motion together with supporting authorities, will be filed with the motion.

(3) The opposing party will have 20 days from service of the motion to file a written response, any reply affidavits, and a memorandum with supporting authorities.

(4) The clerk will promptly transmit the motion and any response to the chairperson of the commission, who will appoint a hearing panel. The chairperson will appoint the members of the hearing panel that originally heard the matter wherever practicable.

(5) The hearing panel may rule on the motion based on the parties’ written submissions or may, in its discretion, order oral argument.

(c) Effect of Filing Motion - The filing of a motion requesting a new trial, amendment of the judgment, or relief from the final judgment or order under this section will not automatically stay or otherwise affect the effective date of an order of the commission.

History Note: Statutory Authority G.S. 84-23

Adopted: September 22, 2016

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