On Leviathan’s Trail

            Leviathan.  Li-VAYH-uh thuhn – (1) “Anything of immense size and power, as a huge, oceangoing ship. (2) The title of Thomas Hobbes’ 1651 philosophical work which asserts that a strong central government is the only means of averting social chaos and civil war.”             Thomas Hobbes, meet the North Carolina Supreme Court, which heard […]

Case Law Update – “What Ifs” Are Not Evidence

              A recent unpublished Court of Appeals opinion – which I think should have been published – illustrates a common evidentiary issue in quasi-judicial proceedings and discusses a not-so-common procedural issue related to appeals from local zoning boards.  It’s the latter, procedural issue for which publication might have been merited.                  Sidebar: Court of […]

Case Law Update – A Lesson in Integrity

             I had long thought that one could only learn integrity in two ways: from good parenting and personal mentoring and from the examples of inspirational people.  To that short list I’m tempted to add opinions from the N.C. Court of Appeals.              A recent but unpublished opinion (ExperienceOne Homes v. Town of Morrisville) does […]

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