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DOT spanked for contract award (access required)

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The state Department of Transportation broke its own rules when it awarded two six-figure contracts to a startup company with no experience doing the job it was almost hired to do, according to a Wake County trial judge. The Beginning ...

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Administrative – Civil Practice – Standing – ‘Person Aggrieved’ – Civil War Monument Removal (access required)

Historical Preservation Action Committee, Inc. v. City of Reidsville Plaintiffs were not “persons aggrieved” and did not have standing to seek a declaratory ruling from state agencies that a Civil War monument was state property that had been improperly removed. Even though G.S. § 160A-400.1 gives municipalities the power to regulate historic districts and monuments, the statute provides no support for plaintiffs’ contention that the removal of the monument lowered the economic value of land or decreased business activity within Reidsville’s historic district. Plaintiffs do not allege any specific profit margins or statistics that otherwise make their alleged injury plausible or concrete.

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DOT pays big for Charlotte land-taking (access required)


The N.C. Department of Transportation has paid one of the largest eminent domain settlements in the agency’s history to a shopping center that was essentially cut off from a major thoroughfare in Charlotte. The Independence Shopping Center, one of a series of businesses that have been crippled by the Independence Boulevard expressway project, has secured a $22.5 million payment from the state, according to Stephanie H. Autry of Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog in Raleigh.

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