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Tag Archives: Pitt County

Criminal Practice – Obstruction of Justice – Deputy Sheriff – Drug Investigation – Former Colleague – Warning (access required)

State v. Pollard. Even though the suspect's boyfriend told her she had bought cocaine for a police informant, since the defendant-deputy sheriff had already told the suspect that she was the target of a drug investigation, and since the suspect stopped dealing with the informant immediately after the deputy talked to the suspect, the boyfriend's warning did not negate the deputy's obstruction of justice.

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Civil Practice – Rule 41(b) Dismissal – Failure to Prosecute – Prisoner – Attorneys – Legal Malpractice Claim (access required)

Cohen v. McLawhorn. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1214, 21 pp.) (Martha A. Geer, J.) Appealed from Pitt County Superior Court. (William C. Griffin Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Even though plaintiff was ...

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Municipal – Sovereign Immunity – Insurance Policy Exclusion – Sheriff’s Deputy – Record on Appeal – Interlocutory Appeal (access required)

Smith v. Heath. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-07-1165, 6 pp.) (Sanford A. Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Pitt County Superior Court. (Clifton W. Everett Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Because an insurance ...

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Civil Practice – Interlocutory Appeal – Substantial Right – Pro Hac Vice (access required)

Dance v. Manning. The denial of a motion for admission of an out-of-state attorney to practice pro hac vice does not involve a substantial right and is not appealable as a matter of right. Because the plaintiff's interlocutory appeal does not affect a substantial right, we grant defendant's motion and dismiss plaintiff's appeal.

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