The preparation for DNC week at the Mecklenburg County courthouse was meticulous, and for the most part, everything went as smoothly as could be. Everything came off like clockwork, except for one thing—nobody remembered to deliver the mail.
A Mecklenburg County commissioner is asking why the county still provides benefits to same-sex partners of their employees three months after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional amendment slamming the door on same-sex marriages.
Who will speak for those who speak a little too loudly or become unruly at the Democratic National Convention? There are the obvious advocates – the civil rights lawyer, the criminal defense attorney, and the law professor who runs a civil rights clinic. But the most active role so far has oddly been played by a real estate litigator who ended up with the job essentially by default: No one else seemed to want it.
Piraino Brothers LLC v. Atlantic Financial Group Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0407, 17 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Jesse B. Caldwell III) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: When the underlying action in civil conspiracy is dismissed, the action of civil conspiracy must also [...]
Wesley Chavis Jr., Funeral Home v. Estate of Radcliffe. Even though, when she closed the estate, the administratrix filed an affidavit saying she would address any claim by the funeral home in court, this did not . . .
Crenshaw v. Williams. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0397, 21 pp.) (Robert C. Hunter, J.) Appealed from the Mecklenburg County District Court. (Christy T. Mann, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The trial court lacked authority to modify a Michigan support order since the ex-husband, as the party seeking modification [...]
United States Trust Co., N.A. v. Rich. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0419, 13 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Richard D. Boner, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Where the plaintiff-employer was not a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and where [...]
Long v. Gateway Communities, LLC. Plaintiff's summons and complaint named "B&G Realty Co. (formally known as Brown and Glenn Realty Co.)" as a defendant in a lawsuit claiming the defendant had failed to . . .
State v. Neal. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0345, 20 pp.) (Martha A. Geer, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County Superior Court. (Calvin E. Murphy, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: At the hearing on his motion to suppress the evidence seized during a search of his home, defendant testified that [...]
A suit brought by Eli Baxter Springs IV and the Historic Elizabeth Neighborhood Foundation against Central Piedmont Community College, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County over land two former Charlotte mayors donated to the city in 1904 to be used as a park for white people has settled. As a part of the settlement, CPCC will erect a monument recognizing the gift of the land to the city by the two former mayors - Eli B. Springs and Dr. R.J. Brevard - and Brevard's wife, Mary. The case settled on Feb. 24, according to court documents Lawyers Weekly obtained.