Chief Justice Cheri Beasley issued an
important emergency order
this morning directed at reducing, as possible, the number of people in state courthouses. Towards that end, most matters pending in superior and district courts are continued for at least 30 days.
However, according to the Order, ALL COURTS REMAIN OPEN.
Therefore, all statutes of limitations and deadlines are NOT affected or tolled. Everyone still needs to make sure to get their pleadings filed and A&P summonses issued in a timely manner and get them properly served as normal. REPEAT. Nothing in this order tolls or otherwise changes the need to file your complaints before the statute of limitations. So, if necessary, get to the courthouse as usual.
You should not assume that any deadlines in your cases are affected unless there are subsequent orders from the Chief Justice. Therefore, you must meet all deadlines for discovery, mediation, filing notice of appeal, etc. This order does not toll or otherwise extend those deadlines.