N.C. Supreme Court Opinions for August 19, 2016

The North Carolina Supreme Court released a few opinions yesterday:

Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC v. Gray, (108PA14-2) (View COA Opinion). Whether the six-year statute of limitations on lawsuits alleging injury to incorporeal hereditaments barred plaintiff’s action to enforce its easement rights against an alleged encroachment by defendant. [Yes]
E. Carolina Reg’l Hous. Auth. v. Lofton, (32PA15) (View COA Opinion). In applying federal housing and case law, whether a public housing authority must exercise discretion in pursuing eviction of tenant for a lease violation; whether proof that eviction is not unconscionable is required in a summary ejectment proceeding under North Carolina law.
State v. Thomsen, (308A15) (View COA Opinion). Whether the Court of Appeals has subject matter jurisdiction to issue a writ of certiorari to review a trial court’s order granting defendant appropriate relief on the trial court’s own motion. [Yes]
Quality Built Homes Inc. v. Town of Carthage, (315PA15) (View COA Opinion). Whether Town of Carthage has municipal authority to charge impact fees on landowners for future water and sewer system expansion when an owner subdivides its property.