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Tag Archives: Buncombe County

You’re going to need a bigger bench (access required)

When the North Carolina Supreme Court comes to town for a special session, you do what needs to be done to make sure the justices are comfortable. In Buncombe County, that meant expanding the bench inside the 90-year-old courthouse in Asheville ahead of the seven justices’ arrival on May 16. The bench in question has three seats for the judge, clerk and a testifying witness.

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Tort/Negligence – Malicious Prosecution – First Impression – Attorneys – Abuse of Process – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress – Interlocutory Appeal (access required)

Chidnese v. Chidnese. In a matter of first impression, we hold that an attorney may be held liable for a malicious criminal prosecution initiated by a client under certain circumstances, assuming all . . .

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Criminal Practice – Murder – Circumstantial Evidence – Witness’ Prior Statement – Hearsay – Subsequent Acts – Motion to Continue – Expert Evaulation (access required)

State v. Banks. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0218, 36 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Buncombe County Superior Court. (Mark E. Powell, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The state presented evidence ...

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