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Tort/Negligence – Negligent Misrepresentation – Real Property – Survey – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations (access required)

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC v. Bruton Cable Service, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0341, 16 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Randolph County Superior Court (Lucy Inman, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Since two statutes of limitations address claims against surveyors, ...

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Tort/Negligence – Malicious Prosecution – Malice – Defendant’s Investigation – Contract – Real Property – Lease with Option to Buy (access required)

Armstrong v. Velasquez (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-16-0313, 21 pp.) (Sam Ervin IV, J.) Appealed from Wayne County District Court (Charles Gaylor III, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Plaintiffs assert that defendant failed to adequately investigate before she instigated criminal proceedings ...

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Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Interlocutory Order – Depositions – Privileged Material – In Camera Review – Notice – Sanctions – Attorney Fees (access required)

Medlin v. N.C. Specialty Hosp., LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0293, 23 pp.) (Donna S. Stroud, J.) Appealed from Durham County Superior Court (Paul S. Gessner, J.) N.C. App. Holding: In this medical malpractice action arising from plaintiff’s cataract surgery, defendant ...

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Tort/Negligence – Evidence – Attorneys – Virginia Bar Proceedings – Fraud – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations – Unclean Hands – Real Property – Mortgages (access required)

Brissett v. First Mount Vernon Industrial Loan Association (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0285, 30 pp.) (Douglas McCullough, J.) Appealed from Craven County Superior Court (Paul Jones, J.) N.C. App. Holding: A now-deceased attorney’s testimony in proceedings before the Virginia State Bar ...

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