You can request documents from a non-party, but not under Rule 34. You'll need to issue a subpoena under Rule 45. If you are pro se (representing yourself) you'll need to have the Clerk of Court issue the subpoena for you under Rule 45(a)(4).
As a general rule, judgments remain valid in North Carolina for 10 years (not five), and can be renewed once for an additional ten years. As a result, it appears your judgment remains viable until at least February 2018.
I would advise against it. There are both state and federal consumer protection laws prohibiting the unreasonable publication or publicity of debts owed, and though it is not clear from your question whether those laws apply to you, you are better safe than sorry.
There are many tactics you may legally employ to recover on your judgment, potentially including the seizure and sale of real and/or personal property, levying on bank accounts, or pursuing debtors of the judgment debtor. I...
There is considerable case law establishing this: see, e.g., Fleet Real Estate Funding Corporation v. Blackwelder, 83 N.C. App. 27 (1986) (if a debtor "makes a partial payment after his or her original promise to pay is broken but before the statute of limitations has run, then the statute begins to run anew. . . .").
This will depend on what your franchise agreement says, but generally speaking, I would be very surprised if the agreement allowed this kind of behavior. Regardless, depending on the circumstances, it may constittue an unfair trade practice. I would contact an attorney for a consultation as soon as possible.
Yes, you can hire a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf. A good attorney should also be able to help you protect your assets as much as possible, and can confirm how the judgment was taken against you in the first place (to the extent you don't already know).
It's not clear from your question what you mean by "letter of execution." Did the sheriff come and serve you with a writ of execution? Or did you receive a notice of rights letter? If the latter, make sure you fill out your motion to...
Judgments in NC are generally valid for 10 years from the date of entry, and can be renewed one time within that period for an additional ten years from the date of renewal.
The 2009 judgment will therefore expire in 2019, unless it is renewed, in which case it will expire 10 years from the date of renewal.
Your relative needs to contact his or her insurer right away. Most attorneys with experience handling a wrongful death case will have a relationship with an insurance company.
More importantly, it is imperative that your relative respond to the complaint within 30 days of being served. Even if he or she has not yet had the opportunity to engage counsel, one can get a 30 day extension simply by filing a request with the clerk of court. This is exceedingly important.
In my opinion, you need to hire an attorney as soon as possible.
If you were rear-ended, liability is probably not an issue. Therefore, you should be arguing only about what your damages are. Assuming that you have medical records and bills to back up your claims regarding injuries, I can't imagine a situation in which the insurance company's stance would be justified.
Again, I strongly recommend you hire an attorney.
This rule deals with pretrial conferences. If the court has a pretrial conference (it is not required) the court will finalize what issues it will deal with at the trial.
In some instances, whether through discovery or otherwise, issues not raised by the pleadings (e.g., the complaint and the answer) will be appropriate to hear at trial. If the judge determines that this is the case, either party may ask that the pretrial order require the parties to amend their pleadings to set forth the...