A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals dismissed Brunswick County’s appeals of a series of nearly 20 rulings from the state Property Tax Commission. Appellate judges ruled that the county did not have a right to appeal decisions at the current stage of the tax dispute.

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

  • A unanimous three-judge panel reversed part of a trial court’s ruling and favored five businesses and three individuals in a dispute with Currituck County over commercial development in the Swan Beach subdivision.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel ruled against Chowan Hospital and ordered a new trial in a medical negligence case dating from 2005.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel reversed a trial court and ruled in favor of a doctor and his insurer in a procedural issue linked to a long-running case involving UNC Health Care and a case of alleged medical malpractice from 1999.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a trial court’s ruling favoring Oriental in a dispute over the town’s decision to close a local street near the Neuse River and the town’s harbor.
  • A unanimous three-judge panel affirmed a ruling from the N.C. Industrial Commission favoring Mission Hospital in a worker’s compensation dispute.