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Sep 10, 2010

Winston-Salem event starts discussion for appellate court races

Constitutional interpretation, judicial elections and contributory negligence were on the table - along with pitchers of ice water - as eight appellate court candidates gathered in Winston-Salem at a judicial forum that served as an unofficial kickoff of the campaign season. The event, sponsored by the Federalist Society, brought together seven candidates for the Court of Appeals and one candidate[...]

Aug 27, 2010

Appeals court contest brings rare endorsement from ex-justices

The yard signs aren't up yet. But the websites are up and running as candidates for North Carolina's appellate courts put together their - as usual - low-key campaigns. The November ballot will feature one contested Supreme Court seat and three incumbent Court of Appeals judges fighting to keep their spots. But one race in particular is drawing more attention than usual - a Court of Appeals batt[...]

Jun 28, 2010

Justices: No ‘substitute vehicle’ UIM coverage

A Cary doctor was not entitled UIM and medical payments coverage for an accident that happened while he was driving a car not listed on his policy — despite his claim that the listed car was out of service, the Supreme Court has ruled. The doctor argued that he was driving a “temporary substitute vehicle” […]

Jun 28, 2010

What happens in Kentucky matters in NC

Justices say trial judge properly revoked pro hac vice status

Jun 28, 2010

Flooding lawsuit can proceed against town

RALEIGH (NCLW) — A couple could go forward on their claim against the Town of Apex over flooding damage that happened after the town restored water service to a rental house the couple had just purchased, the Supreme Court has ruled. The house was unoccupied when a worker reconnected the water, and a bathtub spigot […]

Jun 14, 2010

Court upholds reprimand of ‘Madame Justice’

A reprimand of Cary attorney Rachel Lea Hunter two-time N.C. Supreme Court candidate and self-described “Madame Justice” has been upheld by the N.C. Court of Appeals. The court upheld the State Bar’s reprimand of Hunter in a June 1 unpublished opinion. Hunter described herself as “Madame Justice” on her campaign website and sought to have […]

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