High Court Supports Property Rights Over Government – Again

             On the same day the N.C. Supreme Court supported a developer’s need for a driveway permit over NCDOT’s whimsical requirement that the developer first build a $3 million bridge to carry traffic from 60 homes, the High Court issued yet another opinion supporting private property rights in an inverse condemnation case brought in Guilford […]

Can You Vest Me NOW?

            In the recently issued opinion Wilson v. City of Mebane, several things just didn’t seem right to Mr. Wilson.  Or fair, for that matter.  So he sued.  And he won, but it took a lengthy and costly trip to the Court of Appeals.              This is basically a vested rights case, but if you […]

Where Do You Shoot YOUR Machine Guns??

            Please raise your hand if, in your humblest opinion, you think an outdoor shooting range (where fully automatic machine guns are used that shoot 900 rounds per minute) is an appropriate land use immediately adjacent to a subdivision.  Anybody?               I didn’t think so.              But the North Carolina Court of Appeals has just […]

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