N.C. Supreme Court Opinions for December 18, 2015

The North Carolina Supreme Court has issued a batch of opinions:

Dickson v. Rucho, (201PA12-3). On remand; application of U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama, ___ U.S. ___, 135 S. Ct. 1257 (2015), to this Court’s prior decision affirming the 2011 N.C. Congressional, Senate, and House redistricting plans. Additional coverage: N&O; WFAE; Citizen-Times.
Anderson v. Coastal Cmtys. at Ocean Ridge Plantation, Inc., (376A14). Action against developers and other parties for alleged fraudulent sales of undeveloped lots; whether the trial court erred in dismissing the appraiser and bank defendants from the suit under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
Wetherington v. N.C. Dep’t of Pub. Safety, (22PA14). Whether the Highway Patrol had just cause to terminate a trooper from employment for violating the Patrol’s policy on truthfulness. Additional Coverage: Patrolman can lie about his hat. WNCN; Winston-Salem Journal
Alvarez v. Coastal Cmtys. at Ocean Ridge Plantation, Inc., (377A14). Action against developers and other parties for alleged fraudulent sales of undeveloped lots; whether the trial court erred in dismissing the appraiser and bank defendants from the suit under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
State v. Huckelba, (156A15). Whether the trial court committed plain error by erroneously instructing the jury on the elements of possession of a weapon on campus.
Barry v. Ocean Isle Palms, Inc., (378A14). Action against developers and other parties for fraudulent sales of undeveloped lots; whether the trial court erred in dismissing the appraiser and bank defendants from the suit under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
Beadnell v. Coastal Cmtys. at Ocean Ridge Plantation, Inc., (379A14). Action against developers and other parties for fraudulent sales of undeveloped lots; whether the trial court erred in dismissing the appraiser and bank defendants from the suit under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
State v. McCrary, (413A14). Whether exigent circumstances justified a warrantless blood draw from an obviously impaired defendant charged with DWI; whether the trial court erred in denying defendant’s motions to suppress evidence and to dismiss all charges.
State v. Winkler, (440PA14). Whether the State presented sufficient evidence to support defendant’s conviction for conspiracy to traffic in opium by transportation.
Needham v. Price, (81PA15). Appeal from summary judgment for defendant on children’s tort claims against him; whether the parent-child immunity doctrine shields defendant from claims based on gross negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
State v. Hamilton, (124PA15). Whether the trial court committed reversible error in its jury instructions on attempted voluntary manslaughter.
State v. Leak, (206A15). Whether the Fourth Amendment, in light of Rodriguez v. United States, ___ U.S. ___, 135 S. Ct. 1609 (2015), permits a police officer to run a driver’s license check on a motorist when there is no reasonable suspicion that any criminal activity has occurred.
BB&T v. Peacock Farm, Inc., (230A15). Interlocutory appeal from trial court’s grant of summary judgment for bank; whether the Court of Appeals erred in dismissing the appeal.
Arnesen v. Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation, Inc., (375A14). Action against developers and other parties for alleged fraudulent sales of undeveloped lots; whether the trial court erred in dismissing the appraiser and bank defendants from the suit under N.C. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6).
State v. Augustine, (139PA13). Petition for writ of certiorari to review order granting respondents’ motions for appropriate relief under N.C.G.S. §§ 15A-2010 to -2012 (2009) and N.C.G.S. §§ 15A-2010 to -2012 (2011 & Supp. 2012). Additional Coverage: WRAL; Fayetteville Observer.
State v. Robinson, (411A94-5). Petition for writ of certiorari to review order granting respondent’s motion for appropriate relief under N.C.G.S. §§ 15A-2010 to -2012 (2009). Additional Coverage: WRALFayetteville Observer.