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King v. Bryant  
Date: January 27, 2017
Docket Number: 294PA14

Justia Opinion Summary: Robert King signed an arbitration agreement at the time of his initial appointment with Dr. Michael Bryant, who was to perform a bilateral inguinal hernia repair on King. In the course of the surgery, Bryant injured King...

North Carolina State Bar v. Tillett  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 208PA15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Judicial Standards Commission (JSC) imposed a public reprimand on Judge Jerry R. Tillett (Defendant), a judge in Judicial District One of the General Court of Justice, Superior Court Division, for misconduct while in...

State v. Allman  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 25A16

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was charged with six offenses pertaining to the manufacture, possession and sale or delivery of illegal drugs. Defendant filed a motion to suppress evidence seized during the search of her home, asserting that...

(View COA Opinion)Appeal from order granting defendant's motion for appropriate relief, vacating his sentence of life imprisonment without parole, and ordering a resentencing hearing to comply with Miller v. Alabama; effect of U.S. Supreme Court's subsequent decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. Turner v. Thomas
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 319PA14
(View COA Opinion)Whether the N.C. State Bar has jurisdiction to discipline a sitting judge who has already been disciplined by the Judicial Standards Commission for the same conduct while in public office. State v. Carvalho
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 369A15
City of Asheville v. State  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 391PA15

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2013, legislation was enacted requiring the City of Asheville to involuntarily transfer the assets it uses to operate a public water system to a newly-created metropolitan water and sewerage district. The City filed a...

State v. Floyd  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 474PA14

Justia Opinion Summary: In 2011, Defendant was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a weapon of mass destruction, and attaining habitual felon status. The indictment listed the underlying felony as attempted...

(View COA Opinion)Appeal from order granting defendant's motion for appropriate relief, vacating his sentence of life imprisonment without parole, and ordering a resentencing hearing to comply with Miller v. Alabama; effect of U.S. Supreme Court's subsequent decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. State v. Moir
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 49PA14
(View COA Opinion)Review of order denying defendant's motion for appropriate relief seeking resentencing; defendant was mandatorily sentenced as a juvenile to life imprisonment without parole; retroactive application of the holding in Miller v. Alabama declaring sentences such as defendant's unconstitutional; effect of U.S. Supreme Court's subsequent decision in Montgomery v. Louisiana. State v. Young
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 80A14
State v. Perry  
Date: December 21, 2016
Docket Number: 81A14

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Defendant was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree murder. The trial judge sentenced Defendant to a term of life imprisonment without parole for his murder conviction. The cou...

CommScope Credit Union v. Butler & Burke, LLP  
Date: September 23, 2016
Docket Number: 5PA15

Justia Opinion Summary: CommScope Credit Union (Plaintiff), a state-chartered credit union, hired Butler & Burke, LLP (Defendant), a certified public accounting firm, to conduct annual independent audits of its financial statements. Plaintiff l...

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC v. Gray  
Date: August 19, 2016
Docket Number: 108PA14-2

Justia Opinion Summary: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (Duke) owned an easement in Huntersville, North Carolina allowing construction of and access to its power lines. A portion of Herbert Gray’s property encroached on Duke’s right-of-way. Duke ask...

Morris v. Scenera Research LLC  
Date: June 10, 2016
Docket Number: 429PA13

Justia Opinion Summary: After his employment with Scenera Research LLC ended, Robert Morris (Plaintiff) sued Scenera and its CEO (collectively, Defendants), alleging Defendants owed him $210,000 in bonuses and that he was fired in retaliation f...

Faires v. State Bd. of Elections
Date: May 6, 2016
Docket Number: 84A16
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