N.C. Court of Appeals Opinions for November 17, 2015

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

Bilodeau v. Hickory Bluffs Cmty. Servs. Ass’n, Inc. (15-501). Liens and fines. PCA. NCGS 47F. Authority to lien. Common areas. Required Notice. Rescission of a prior board decision.
Chen v Zou (15-228). service of process by publication, divorce judgment, Rule 60(b)(4) – void judgments
Comstock v Comstock (15-126). Domestic Violence Protective Orders; Renewal
Dechkovskaia v Dechkovskaia (15-91). Mandatory Venue Removal Provision for Alimony or Divorce Actions; N.C. Gen. Stat. 50-3
Frazier v NC Cent. Univ. (15-23). N.C. Gen. stat. sec. 150B-43; failure to exhaust administrative remedies; failure to allege inadequacy of available remedies. More from WRAL.
L. Offices Of Peter H. Priest, PLLC v Coch (15-254). N.C. Rev. R. Prof. Conduct 1.8(a); attorney client business transaction; quantum meruit. Rule 1.8 violations can be used as a shield to payment of certain attorneys’ fees.
Nies v Town of Emerald Isle (15-169). Public Trust Doctrine, Public Beaches, Takings Clause, Littoral Rights, Police Power, Dry Sand Beach, Private Property
State v Bryant (15-134). discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling; admission of an arrest warrant
State v Fryou (14-1168). NCGS 14-208.18, facial overbreadth, as-applied vagueness. More to come.
State v Hutton (15-276). Impaired driving
State v. Warren (15-499). Ineffective assistance of counsel, MAR, Motion to Continue, Failure to call witnesses, Conspiracy in drug cases sentenced at same class as underlying offense, NCGS 90-98

In addition, there were 40 unpublished opinions available here.

Brandon J. Huffman

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