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Tag Archives: Judge Roger L. Gregory

Commission immune from vacation homeowners’ claim (access required)

Where property owners in South Nags Head alleged the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission committed a taking when it denied them permission to rebuild their vacation home due to environmental regulations, the suit was dismissed because the commission has sovereign ...

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New hearing ordered because of attorney’s conflict-of-interest (access required)

Where an attorney argued during a plea withdraw hearing against his client’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea, that conflict of interest warrants a new hearing with conflict-free counsel. Background Tekoa Glover raises two independent claims for relief from his ...

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Murder defendant twice received inadequate counsel (access required)

Where trial counsel for a capital murder defendant failed to present any mitigation evidence, and postconviction relief counsel found more information about the defendant’s traumatic upbringing but failed to pursue a mitigation-based ineffective assistance of counsel claim, the defendant was ...

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Agency didn’t explain Clean Water certification denial (access required)

Where the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality denied a Clean Water Act certification to a company building a natural gas pipeline, but did not explain why it disagreed with the hearing officer’s findings or why it denied the application, ...

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Two-pound meth sale supports conviction (access required)

Where the defendant sold approximately two pounds of methamphetamine, that substantial quantity of drugs in a single-buy transaction supported a reasonable inference of knowing participation in a distribution conspiracy. Background Kevin Thomas Seigler challenges his conviction and sentence for conspiracy ...

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Officer lacked reasonable suspicion for stop (access required)

Where a Stafford County deputy initially offered to assist the plaintiff with his disabled vehicle, but then demanded the plaintiff produce identification, that demand converted the voluntary encounter into an investigatory stop for which the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of ...

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No evidence that race affected loan negotiations (access required)

Commercial Conditions requested by the City of Greensboro in connection with a proposed loan to a minority-owned television network were not unreasonable or overly burdensome. Moreover, the network did not present additional evidence establishing “a causal nexus” between any harm ...

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Summary judgment wrongly granted in jail segregation case (access required)

Where the inmate plausibly suggested he was placed in administrative segregation for impermissible reasons the day after he accused a corrections officer of sexual assault and argued his segregation was arbitrary, it was improper to grant summary judgment to the ...

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