A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning lower-court rulings against the N.C. Department of Transportation in a racial discrimination lawsuit from a black employee who contended he was illegally passed over for a district supervisor’s job in 2000.
In other opinions released this morning:
- A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a lower-court ruling and agreed the city of Raleigh could rely on sovereign immunity to avoid any liability for police officer Michelle Peele’s fatal shooting of Nyles Arrington in 2005, while Peele was working as a security officer for La Rosa Linda’s Mexican restaurant.
- A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a lower-court decision and ruled against the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in a dispute over a disabled Gaston County man’s Medicaid benefits.
- A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling in favor of the N.C. Department of Correction in a dispute over disciplinary infraction charges and medical treatment co-payments for a Mitchell County inmate.
- A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a lower-court ruling in favor of Onslow Memorial Hospital in a dispute involving autopsy photos from a 2009 homicide.