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

Principal survives murder attempt, gets workers’ comp <span class="dmcss_key_icon"><img alt="(access required)" src="/files/2013/10/lock11.png" border=0/></span>

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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Domestic Relations – Termination of Parental Rights – Grounds for Termination – Findings of Fact (access required)

In the Matter of: D.H.H. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1218, 10 pp.) (Judge Linda M. McGee) Appealed from Robeson County District Court (J. Stanley Carmical, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The respondent-father did ...

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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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Criminal Practice – Murder – Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon – Premeditation – Corpus Delicti Rule (access required)

State v. Blue. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-0957, 22 pp.) (John C. Martin, Ch.J.) Appealed from Robeson County Superior Court (Ola M. Lewis, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: When a defendant has considered ...

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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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