A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court’s ruling against a Carteret County sheriff’s deputy in his lawsuit against a Newport EMS technician. The deputy had alleged that the EMS technician’s negligence in restraining an unruly patient had led to the deputy’s severe back injury.

In other opinions released this morning:

  • A unanimous three-judge panel ordered a new trial in Wake County for a felon convicted of firearm possession. Appellate judges ruled that the judge in the original trial had not addressed adequately juror’s confusion about the definition of “possession.”
  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial court’s ruling in a multimillion-dollar fraud suit involving an air freight carrier and a company that leased aircraft to that carrier.