In this legal malpractice action, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant law firm had failed to comply with "standards established by the Rules of Professional Conduct promulgated by the North Carolina State Bar."  The Court granted a Motion to Strike with regard to this language, observing that "the Rules of Professional Conduct of the North Carolina State Bar are not admissible on the issue of the conformity by the Defendants to the applicable standard of care. . . ."

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