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Forsyth County

Aug 15, 2018

Lawsuit accuses North Carolina school system of neglect

WINSTON-SALEM (AP) A lawsuit filed against a North Carolina school system and its board of education says an elementary school in need of repairs was discriminated against because of race. The Winston-Salem Journal reports the lawsuit, filed Aug. 13 against the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and its board of education, centers on Ashley Elementary School. The Action4Ashley Coalition says [...]

Aug 14, 2018

Williams resigning from House; Hanes’ successor named

RALEIGH (AP) There are more comings and goings at the North Carolina House as one Republican member will resign and local activists chose a replacement for a Democrat who stepped down last week. GOP Rep. Linda Hunt Williams of Wake County announced Aug. 13 she is retiring Aug. 31 because her husband is taking a […]

Feb 10, 2015

Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit against school in NC bus death

A Forsyth County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by the parents of an 11-year-old boy killed two years ago while crossing the road to catch a school bus.

Jan 13, 2014

Sheriff wants to trade Tommy guns for rifles

A North Carolina sheriff could get the OK to trade a pair of vintage Tommy guns for dozens of new rifles for his deputies.

Oct 16, 2013

Bankruptcy – Civil Practice — Standing — Rooker-Feldman — Collateral Estoppel

Thompson v. West The appellants argue that the guardian of their sister’s estate, who is not related to their sister, lacked the authority to file a bankruptcy petition on their sister’s behalf; however, the appellants’ status as siblings does not give them standing to intervene in their sister’s bankruptcy case.

Feb 15, 2013

Minister accused in student’s death at bus stop

Authorities have charged a Forsyth County minister with passing a stopped school bus, leading to the death of a sixth-grader who was crossing the road to get to the bus.

Jul 5, 2012

County wants elections board lawsuit dismissed

Forsyth County officials want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the county, its elections board and elections director.

Aug 5, 2011

Forsyth County’s pre-meeting prayers unconstitutionally divisive  

A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that prayers at Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meetings that mention Jesus and other tenets of Christianity violate the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. “Sectarian prayer is unconstitutional,” said Katherine Lewis Parker of the American Civil Liberties Union of N.C., who represented plaintiff[...]

May 13, 2011

Forsyth County hopes that 4th Circuit is answer to prayers

The legal battle, in which the county lost its first two skirmishes, renewed May 12 with oral arguments in front of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court in Richmond, Va. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners invites local clergy to open meetings with a sectarian prayer. But in 2007, Forsyth County residents Janet Joyner and Constance Blackmon filed a federal lawsuit claiming the Board of Commissi[...]

Apr 27, 2011

Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – License Checkpoint – Constitutional – Drugs & Weapons Charges

State v. Nolan. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0414, 26 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from Forsyth County Superior Court. (James E. Hardin Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Where the primary programmatic purpose of the checkpoint at which defendant was stopped was “the detection of drivers operating […]

Apr 18, 2011

Trusts & Estates – Wills – Executor – Commission – Clerk’s Discretion

In re Estate of Slick (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-16-0360, 9 pp.) (John C. Martin, Ch.J.) Appealed from Forsyth County Superior Court. (William Z. Wood Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The testator’s will made no provision for commissions for its executors. In determining the amount of […]

Apr 7, 2011

Tort/Negligence – Infliction of Emotional Distress – Statute of Limitations – Tolling – Incompetence

Fox v. Sara Lee Corp. When woman alleges sexual assault by a co-worker, the statute of limitations to file a claim for emotional distress is tolled during the time that the she was unable to manage her affairs as a . . .

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