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Domestic Relations – Marital Property – Valuation – Alimony – Attorney’s Fees – Equitable Distribution (access required)

Johnson-White v. White. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-16-0185, 25 pp.) (Ann Marie Calabria, J.) Appealed from New Hanover County Superior Court. (J.H. Corpening, J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: The trial court did ...

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Domestic Relations – Alimony – First Impression – Health Insurance – Marital Misconduct – Termination Events – Equitable Distribution – IRA (access required)

Lucas v. Lucas. Like other types of insurance, health insurance can be part of alimony. Although the trial court could order the defendant-husband to maintain health insurance for the plaintiff-wife, the . . .

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Criminal Practice – Assault on a Firefighter – ‘Fear’ – Objective Standard – Jury & Jurors – Request for Transcript (access required)

State v. Starr. Even though the firefighters breaking open defendant's door did not recognize the noise of defendant shooting at them as gunshots, defendant still assaulted the firefighters. All that is necessary to sustain a conviction for assault is evidence ...

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First-impression: Builder faces personal liability for negligence (access required)

"The corporate veil was not pierced here," Wilmington attorney Ryal Tayloe told Lawyers Weekly. But the president and sole shareholder of Wrightsville Beach-based Collins Building, Inc., will still face plaintiffs in his individual capacity, after the Court of Appeals reversed a New Hanover County Superior Court judge's dismissal of claims against Collins. The Jan. 4 apparent first-impression decision is White v. Collins Bldg., Inc.

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Criminal Practice – Search & Seizure – Traffic Stop – Search Incident to Arrest – Carrying a Concealed Weapon (access required)

State v. Foy. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1232, 8 pp.) (Sanford L. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from New Hanover County Superior Court. (Jack Hooks, J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: During a traffic stop, ...

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