In its most recent set of petition rulings, the Supreme Court of North Carolina added five new cases to its discretionary docket.  These cases involve:

  • the scope of the North Carolina False Claims Act;
  • the evidence required for a criminal threats conviction;
  • whether satellite-based monitoring constitutes an unreasonable search;
  • personal jurisdiction in the age of cell phones; and
  • the interpretation of automobile insurance policies.

In addition, the Supreme Court issued two decisions from its discretionary docket.  Both cases (one civil, one criminal) were affirmed in part and reversed in part–and both cases included a dissenting opinion.

You can see the updated petition tracker here.

–Kip Nelson