Tag Archives: Robeson County

Principal survives murder attempt, gets workers’ comp (access required)


A middle school principal and anti-gang activist was driving to work on a rural road in Robeson County early one spring morning three years ago when a truck pulled alongside his car and fired a shotgun. The blast ripped through James A. Hunt’s hand and mangled the side of his face. He survived but ended up struggling with the school district and state for workers’ compensation benefits to help cover his medical bills.

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Civil Practice – Judgment – Execution – Exemptions – IRA – Early Withdrawals – Future Withdrawals (access required)

Kinlaw v. Harris. Although IRAs are normally exempt from judgment execution, this is to protect a judgment debtor in retirement. A trial court may determine, on a withdrawal-by-withdrawal basis, whether early withdrawals from an IRA are exempt from execution. We affirm the Court of Appeals' holding that G.S. § 1C-1601(a)(9) exempts defendant's IRAs from plaintiff's judgment against defendant. However, we reverse the Court of Appeals' vacation of the trial court's order requiring defendant to place in escrow any funds he may withdraw from his IRAs.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Permanency-Planning Order – Legal Guardianship – Evidence – Hearsay – Review Hearing (access required)

In re P.O. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0864, 23 pp.) (Linda Stephens, J.) Appealed from Robeson County District Court. (John B. Carter, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The respondent-mother proffered purported letters from health-care providers saying she did not have a substance-abuse ...

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