Discovery regarding expert witnesses is governed by North Carolina’s Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26. N.C. GEN. STAT. ANN. § 1A-1 (West 2017). This rule requires that parties disclose, in a report, the amount to be paid to each expert that will be testifying for their cause. Id. Parties are able to request additional financial information, but the court will not entertain “fishing expeditions” into unrelated topics. Willis v. Duke Power Co., 229 S.E.2d 191 (N.C. 1976).

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