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Constitutional law

Asheville v. State

A North Carolina appellate court upheld the constitutionality of state legislation that withdrew a city's authority to own and operate its public water system and to instead transfer it to a sewer district. The law creates a new type of...

Tri-County Paving, Inc. v. Ashe County

The court holds that a North Carolina county did not violate a company's due process or equal protection rights by not issuing the company a building permit for a proposed asphalt plant, by enacting a one-year moratorium on the building...

Ashley Park Charlotte Assocs. v. Charlotte, City of

The court holds that North Carolina's inverse condemnation statute preempts state commom-law claims of nuisance, trespass, and negligence, but does not preempt a statutory claim of strict liability asserted under the North Carolina Oil...