N.C. Court of Appeals Opinions for August 2, 2016

The North Carolina Court of Appeals released a batch of opinions today:

Acts Ret.-Life Cmtys., Inc. v. Town of Columbus  (15-1333). Continuing wrong doctrine
Adams v. State of NC  (15-1275). Pay schedule for North Carolina magistrates, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-171.1; contractual relationship between State employees and the State; employee benefits and vested benefits; constitutional claims
Brooksby v. NC Admin. Off. of the Courts  (15-1397). North Carolina Public Records Act; Access; Integrity (More to come)
Dion v. Batten  (16-63). Workers’Compensation subrogation lien; N.C. Gen. Stat. Sec. 97-10.2; UIM Coverage; abuse of discretion
Hatcher v. Matthews  (15-1167). Child Custody Modification; Legal Standard
Hubbard v. NC State Univ.  (16-38). Whistleblower Act; tortious interference with contract (More to come)
In re: W.R.D., III  (15-1316). Involuntary Commitment; Inadequate Findings of Fact
In re: NC Rate Bureau  (15-402). insurance commission; insurance rates (homeowners) underwriting profit; reinsurance; modeled losses; allocation
Kimler v. The Crossings At Sugar Hill Prop. Owner’s Ass’n, Inc.  (15-1301). Homeowners’ Associations, the Planned Community Act, Amending Homeowners’ Association declarations
Lovin v. Cherokee Cty.  (15-1350). Special separation allowance
Ocracomax, LLC v. Davis  (15-1171). Judgment on the pleadings
Radcliffe v. Avenel Homeowners Ass’n, Inc.  (15-884). Statute of Limitations; Continuing Wrong Doctrine; N.C. Gen. Stat. 99D-1; Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress; Assault; Tortious Interference with Potential Economic Advantage; Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress; N.C.R. Civ.P. 12(b)(7); Collateral Estoppel
Raymond James Capital Partners, L.P. v. Hayes  (15-746). Corporations; Embezzlement; Individual shareholder suits; Special Duty; Separate and distinct injury
Sanderford v. Duplin Land Dev., Inc.  (15-1214). Interlocutory order
Seraj v. Duberman  (15-873). Proximate Cause; Medical Malpractice.
State v. Abrams  (15-1144). Expert Witness Testimony, Daubert Standard; Rule of Evidence 702(a)
State v. Ashworth  (15-1279). Driving While Impaired; Checkpoint Stop; Fourth amendment; Plain Error
State v. Burrow  (16-68). Duress; IAC; criminal contempt
State v. Charleston  (15-1306). Motion to dismiss; Jury instructions; Disjunctive instructions; Variance; Victim impact evidence; Attorney’s fees
State v. Cobb  (15-1337). motion to suppress; habitual felon status; cruel and unusual punishment; voluntary consent
State v. Covington  (15-1240). Breaking or Entering into a Motor Vehicle; Less-Included Offense; Jury Instructions; Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
State v. Daughtridge  (15-1160). N.C.R. Evid. 701; N.C.R. Evid. 702; Daubert Standard
State v. Garrison  (15-1293). Waiver of counsel
State v. Gates  (15-626). indictment, attempted second degree sex offense, ineffective assistance of counsel.
State v. Hancock  (15-1311). Revocation of probation
State v. James  (15-853). first degree kidnapping, sufficient evidence, safe place
State v. Lee  (15-1352). Self-defense and defense of another; no duty to retreat jury instruction; aggressor jury instruction; reasonableness of jury deliberations; mitigating circumstances
State v. Marrero  (15-908). motion to suppress, seizure, exigent circumstances
State v. Pigford  (15-1047). Search and seizure
State v. Smith  (15-1364). Disclosure of medical records pursuant to search warrant
State v. Young  (15-761). sufficiency of evidence, conspiracy, plain error, authentication of photographic lineup
Tanner v. Tanner  (15-792). joinder, necessary party

There were also 24 unpublished opinions available here.