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Tort/Negligence — Auto Accident – Neck Injury – Causation – Medical Evidence – Bad Acts – Marijuana Use (access required)

Powell v. Christopherson (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0076, 17 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Robert Johnson, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Although plaintiff’s doctor noted that her symptoms began to appear only after the traffic accident ...

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Tort/Negligence — Conversion – Unfair Trade Practices – Restaurant Grease – Recycling Containers – Competitors (access required)

Valley Proteins, Inc. v. Eco-Collection Systems, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0063, 14 pp.) (Robert C. Hunter, J.) Appealed from Cumberland County Superior Court (Gary Trawick, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where defendant maintains that it gave plaintiff 60 days’ notice ...

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Tort/Negligence — Unjust Enrichment – Real Property – Sale Contract – Inspection Waiver – Civil Practice – Statute of Limitations (access required)

Rigsbee v. W. Keith Walsh, LLC (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0060, 9 pp.) (Martha Geer, J.) Appealed from Onslow County Superior Court (Charles Henry, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: Where the plaintiff-buyer expressly declined to examine the land he was buying, ...

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Tort/Negligence — Assault & Battery – Public Official Immunity – Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Qualified Immunity – Arrest Injuries (access required)

Ledbetter v. City of Durham (Lawyers Weekly No. 15-16-0056, 9 pp.) (Chris Dillon, J.) Appealed from Durham County Superior Court (Howard Manning Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The defendant-police officer said he tackled plaintiff during an arrest because it ...

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