After signing a voluntary support agreement in 1999 regarding two children he shares with plaintiff Shawna Rackley, Jason Loggins agreed to subsequent modified agreements, despite the absence of requisite motions. Many years and thousands of support dollars later, in 2014, ...Read More »
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A clerk’s notation regarding a judge’s oral announcement affirming a trial court’s order “entered” the judgment, satisfying the requirements of State v. Oates and preserving the state’s right to appeal, the North Carolina Supreme Court held March 18. In penning ...
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On March 30, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court determined in Grady v. North Carolina that the state’s satellite-based monitoring program for certain felony offenders is a “search” under the Fourth Amendment. Using that as its basis, the North Carolina Court ...Read More »
A ruling of first impression out of the North Carolina Court of Appeals has affirmed the long reach of a unique state law – and one of the strongest in the country – that gives individuals a right to sue over allegations of animal cruelty. That power is typically reserved for prosecutors and other government agents.Read More »
A former Albemarle police detective who sued the city for wrongful discharge will receive nothing for his “unsupported speculation,” according to a June 2 North Carolina Court of Appeals ruling. According to the COA’s unpublished opinion in Pope v. City ...Read More »
RALEIGH (AP) — Republicans want candidates for North Carolina appellate court judgeships to reveal their party affiliation on the ballot. The House scheduled floor debate Thursday to shift races for state Supreme Court and Court of Appeals back to being ...Read More »