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Sep 13, 2023

Illinois puts end to cash bail next week

CHICAGO (AP) — Critics of cash bail as a condition of pretrial release say it is especially unfair to Black people and other people of color. Some former defendants say their lives were upended when they were arrested and charged with crimes in Illinois but couldn't make bail. That state is moving away from the policy; A law abolishing cash bail will take effect in Illinois on Sept. 18. The chan[...]

Aug 19, 2020

COA: Bond isn’t lost if feds take defendant first

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina bail bond company should not lose the bond money it put up for a defendant who missed a court date because federal immigration agents had already taken him away, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The unanimous opinion of the three-judge panel […]

Mar 15, 2018

Bond brawl brewing

Brunswick County Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis is butting heads with twin brother prosecutors over their push to keep accused heroin and fentanyl traffickers locked up under $1 million bonds. Lewis, who is receiving treatment for liver cancer at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, balked after seeing coverage of prosecutors Ben David and […]

May 31, 2013

Bond investors could face more taxes from Business Court ruling

A North Carolina Business Court decision focused on the taxability of a certain kind of bond income has some investors looking at a higher tax bite and their attorneys holding out hope that the decision won’t survive an appeal.

Nov 9, 2010

Tort/Negligence – Sovereign Immunity – Insurance – Interlocutory Appeal – Bond – Negligence – Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Johnson v. Causey. Because a sheriff's deputy was acting outside the scope of his employment when he allegedly sexually assaulted an inmate, he was not a "covered person" under the county's liability insurance policy such that sovereign immunity had been waived to the extent of the policy. Summary judgment in favor of the sheriff was proper where the plaintiff failed to forecast evidence [...]

Sep 13, 2010

Contract – Payment Bond – Subcontractors – Interest

Boatwright Distribution & Supply, Inc. v. North State Mechanical Inc.  (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0888, 7 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Wake County Superior Court (Paul C. Ridgeway, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The third-tier subcontractor was a proper claimant under the terms of a payment bond secured by the first-tier subcontractor. Therefore, its claims […]

Jan 11, 2010

Construction case was sent to referee for a report

Cleveland Construction filed a complaint against Ellis-Don Construction, Inc.; HKS, Inc.; Federal Insurance Company; and The Travelers Casualty and Surety Company (formerly known as Aetna Casualty and Surety Company) on Nov. 30, 2004. The claims arose out of work the plaintiff performed on the University of North Carolina Women’s & Children’s Hospital Project. Defendant Ellis-Don [[...]

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