A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court’s 2013 ruling against Charlotte in a dispute involving a Charlotte Douglas International Airport safety officer seeking a Civil Service Board hearing in connection with his dismissal six months after all airport safety officers were consolidated with the city police department.

Among other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals:

  • A unanimous three-judge panel reversed part of a trial court’s ruling to allow former Forsyth County murder defendant Kirk Alan Turner, who was found not guilty by reason of self-defense in the stabbing death of his wife, to proceed with a lawsuit against SBI agents on claims of malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial court ruling against Currituck County in the case of illegal spot zoning for a proposed “recycling center” for “scrap metal and materials, rock, mulch, concrete, and dirt.” Appellate judges also upheld the trial court’s decision not to force the county to pay for the victorious plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a lower court and ruled against N.C. Baptist Hospital, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, and other defendants in a dispute over expert witness costs for a medical malpractice case that was eventually dropped.