Tag Archives: recusal

Recuse you! (access required)

  When Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis determined that there was a conflict of interest between the state and defendant Jeffrey Smith, a Town of Dublin commissioner facing multiple charges related to gaming machines, she went full Oprah ...

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody & Visitation – Judges — Recusal (access required)

Howe v. Howe Even though, after the trial judge ruled on the parties’ custody motions, the transcriptionist recorded the judge’s comment to the bailiff that the plaintiff-father was “creepy”, this was an impression the judge developed during the hearing; moreover, the judge awarded the father visitation consistent with the parties’ previous practice. The trial judge did not abuse her discretion when she denied the father’s motion for reconsideration before she recused herself. We affirm the denial of the father’s motion for reconsideration under N.C. R. Civ. P. 60.

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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Custody – Judges – Recusal – Civil Practice – Venue (access required)

Cordell v. Doyle. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-16-0638, 21 pp.) (Rick Elmore, J.) Appealed from Buncombe County District Court. (Marvin P. Pope Jr., J.) N.C. App. Unpub. Holding: The parties presented conflicting evidence concerning their communications – and the lack thereof ...

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