While unique property cases are interesting, the less-interesting property cases tend to carry more importance. The North Carolina Court of Appeals addressed one of those more common cases in a published opinion from Sept. 1, and it carries crucial implications.
Under North Carolina law, someone can be involuntarily hospitalized if there is “clear, cogent, and convincing evidence” they are mentally ill and dangerous to themselves or others. But how often do you hear about involuntary hospitalization for mental illnesses?
In reality, cases involving diminished-capacity defenses are procedurally complex and often result in underwhelming outcomes. In fact, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a 2-1 divided opinion on that topic earlier this month.
Most of us rely on our insurance agency...But how much should we rely on what our insurance agent tells us? What about what they say to others for us?
According to the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the best answer might be simple: “Not much."
If one parent puts the child in daycare over the other parent’s wishes, do the parents still split the daycare costs? In a published opinion issued on Aug. 18, the North Carolina Court of Appeals answered that question with a clear yes.
Sometimes...courts use their powers to make the correct decision regardless of any procedural hiccups. That’s what the North Carolina Court of Appeals did in an Aug. 18 opinion arising out of a lawsuit filed by a mother and her husband after the Mecklenburg County Court charged her with child abuse.
When the government charges someone with driving while impaired, people naturally have questions. Where were they? For someone like Ricky Franklin Charles, the answer to that question was almost the straw that broke the camel’s back. Almost.