NC laws apply to my questions
I am speaking in generalities as the case in question is still active.
1. What forms of communication between a plaintiff's lawyer and all involved parties (defense lawyer, commissions, mediators, drs etc.) are part of the case file to which one is entitled to receive should that lawyer cease to be the plaintiff's lawyer?
Ex. A: Plaintiff went to their lawyer to discuss increasing harassment on the job and not having WC restrictions followed for so called light duty work (suddenly after 14 months of doing so). Lawyer repeatedly stated in previous emails and phone calls w/plaintiff that they have to follow the restrictions in place or plaintiff doesn't have to do the work. At this in person meeting, the lawyer stated "I will send an email to the defense attorney" (about restrictions and what is being asked of plaintiff job wise). Plaintiff thought this would resolve the situation at work but it didn't. The lawyer recently quit case but will not provide said emails or communications, stating that they are internal working papers or something of that nature and not part of the case file. These communications would be useful to the plaintiff for other actions pending.2. What part of the defense file does the plaintiff have the right to regarding their case (ex. adjuster's file for worker's comp case)?
3. What is the law in NC for employee access to employee files (or a good reference to said law, my google attempts have been fruitless for actual understandable codes)
I'm sure I'll have more but that's all I can put into semi-cohesive sentences right now.