North Carolina government immunity News

North Carolina Ruling Voids Government Immunity for Medical Examiner

A North Carolina agency’s ruling that a family should be paid nearly $400,000 for their anguish after a medical examiner misidentified a body and sent it to the wrong funeral home could open the door to similar lawsuits. The actions …

North Carolina Court Rules Wounded Passenger Can Sue Police

A North Carolina appeals court said a car passenger wounded during a police chase on Asheville roads five years ago can continue to seek damages against officers involved in the pursuit but not the city’s now-retired police chief. The state …

North Carolina Court Weighs If Municipalities Charging Fees Forfeit Immunity

At a time when businesses have taken on traditional government tasks, from running schools to space launches, North Carolina’s Supreme Court is being asked to decide what tasks a municipality can perform and still remain protected from lawsuits. The court …