Appeal Bond Reform: S. 784 (2003); Amended N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-289
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay
Limits the amount a defendant can be required to pay to secure the right to appeal all judgments to $25 million regardless of legal theory. Provides that foreign judgments cannot be executed in North Carolina if appeal is pending in a foreign jurisdiction or the judgment has been stayed by the court that rendered it and a bond has been posted.
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