In re Judge Hill (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-06-1027, 9 pp.) (Sam Ervin IV, J., for the court) N.C. S. Ct. Holding: During a contentious custody hearing, the respondent-judge engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brought the ...Read More »
Zurosky v. Shaffer (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0793, 12 pp.) (Douglas McCullough, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court (Paige McThenia, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Although the trial judge recused herself from considering a motion for attorney’s fees that was ...Read More »
Judges – Appeals – Superior Court Judges – Civil Practice – Discovery Orders – Medical Review Privilege
Wheeless v. Maria Parham Medical Center, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0692, 9 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Vance County Superior Court (Elaine Bushfan, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where Judge Hardin had already ruled that the discovery materials ...
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Judges – Civil Practice – Subject Matter Jurisdiction – Municipal Personnel Policies – Constitutional – Due Process
In re Complaints against Officials of Kill Devil Hills Police Department Where no one other than the trial court itself filed any action, there was no pending litigation or controversy; the trial court acted beyond its jurisdiction in issuing orders, sua sponte, against the petitioner-town.
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In re Inquiry Concerning Judge Totten (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-06-0299, 7 pp.) (Barbara Jackson, J., for the court) On recommendation by the Judicial Standards Commission. N.C. S. Ct. Full-text opinion. Holding: Respondent engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of ...Read More »
In re Inquiry Concerning Judge Hartsfield After being privately cautioned by the Judicial Standards Commission, respondent continued to have ex parte communications with traffic court defendants and to make decisions in traffic cases when the defendant was not present, not represented, and had not consented to judgment. Respondent thereby engaged in willful misconduct in office and conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice that brings the judicial office into disrepute.Read More »
In re Mobley. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0528, 6 pp.) (Cheri Beasley, J.) Appealed from Hertford County Superior Court. (Robert H. Hobgood, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Regardless of the verbal provocation by complainant or the long hours respondent had worked ...Read More »
In re Inquiry Concerning Judge Belk. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-06-0373, 16 pp.) (Per Curiam) (Sarah Parker, Ch.J., not participating) N.C. S. Ct. Holding: Despite being informed that the judicial canons required him to step down from his membership on corporate ...Read More »