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Civil Practice – Collateral Estoppel – Motion to Dismiss Standards – Federal Lawsuit – Probable Cause – Fourth Amendment – Malicious Prosecution (access required)

Fox v. Johnson (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0939, 22 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Guilford County Superior Court (Ronald Spivey, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Since the standard of review under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) differs from that under Fed. ...

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Criminal Practice – Habitual Felon – First Impression – Extra Conviction – Witness Credibility – Burning Personal Property – ‘Bedding’ (access required)

State v. Jefferies (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-07-0955, 16 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) Appealed from Cleveland County Superior Court (Richard Boner, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Where (1) the habitual felon indictment identified three predicate felonies, (2) the trial court instructed the ...

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