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Tag Archives: Judge Roger L. Gregory

No immunity for health plan in transgender bias suit (access required)

Where enrollees in the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, or NCSHP, alleged that NCSHP violated the Affordable Care Act by categorically denying coverage for gender dysphoria treatments, NCSHP was not entitled to sovereign immunity. Background ...

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No sovereign immunity in transgender bias suit (access required)

Where enrollees in the North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, or NCSHP, alleged the plan violated the Affordable Care Act by categorically denying coverage for gender dysphoria treatments, NCSHP, which accepts federal funds, is not entitled ...

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Government contractor not plaintiff’s ‘employer’ (access required)

Where the government contractor did not supervise plaintiff’s work product, determine her hours or provide her with equipment necessary to perform her duties, it lacked the degree of control over the essential terms and conditions of her work necessary to ...

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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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