N.C. Supreme Court opinions for March 17, 2017

In re Redmond, (86A16) (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from Industrial Commission’s denial of benefits under the N.C. Eugenics Compensation Program based on deceased claimant’s constitutional challenge to a statutory requirement to qualify for the Program; whether the Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over the appeal; application of N.C.G.S. 1-267.1(a1).
In re Hughes, (87A16) (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from Industrial Commission’s denial of benefits under the N.C. Eugenics Compensation Program based on deceased claimant’s constitutional challenge to a statutory requirement to qualify for the Program; whether the Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over the appeal; application of N.C.G.S. 1-267.1(a1).
In re Smith, (88A16) (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from Industrial Commission’s denial of benefits under the N.C. Eugenics Compensation Program based on deceased claimant’s constitutional challenge to a statutory requirement to qualify for the Program; whether the Court of Appeals has jurisdiction over the appeal; application of N.C.G.S. 1-267.1(a1).
Walker v. N.C. State Bd. of Dental Exam’rs, (95PA16) (View COA Opinion)
Appeal from licensing board’s decision imposing discipline on licensee for violation of a board rule and for professional negligence in violation of the Dental Practice Act.
Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., (155A16) (View COA Opinion)
Dispute between bank that made a construction loan to a developer and the company that issued payment and performance bonds to a contractor who was not paid for his work; whether certain issues decided by a jury in a previous action between the contractor, who was in privity with the bond company, and the bank, coupled with statements made by the bond company’s counsel to the court in the prior action, barred the bond company’s claims in a later action raising the same issues; application of judicial estoppel.
State v. Stith, (173A16) (View COA Opinion)
Whether the trial court erred in allowing the State to amend an indictment at the start of trial; application of N.C.G.S. 15A-923(e); whether the amendment was material.