RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Supreme Court has released six rulings. They are listed below and can be read at www.appellate.nccourts.org.
Lovette v. N.C. Dep't of Corr., (359A12)
Whether sentence reduction credits apply when determining the unconditional release dates of inmates who received eighty-year life sentences for commission of second-degree murder and second-degree burglary
Ochsner v. Elon Univ., (299PA12)
Whether campus police arrest records are subject to the N.C. Public Records Act
IMT, Inc. v. City of Lumberton, (127A12)
Enforceability of a privilege tax imposed by the City on companies purportedly engaged in cyber-gambling; whether summary judgment was properly entered for the City on the companies' claim that the privilege tax violates the N.C. Constitution's prohibition on unjust and inequitable taxes.
State v. Khan, (45A12)
Whether defendant's Transcript of Plea and Transcript of Plea Hearing were ambiguous regarding the number of crimes for which he stipulated to existence of an aggravating factor
In re Foreclosure of Bass, (554PA11)
Whether petitioner, which was not the original lender named in a promissory note executed by the borrower, was the holder of the note at the time of default and thus had authority to foreclose on respondent's property under the accompanying deed of trust.
State v. Ellison, (363PA11)
Whether trafficking in prescription tablets and pills that contain an opium mixture classified under Schedule III of the N.C. Controlled Substances Act is punishable under N.C.G.S. § 90-95(h)(4)