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New Bern eye surgeon rebuts state’s CON defense in new court filing

A New Bern eye surgeon challenging North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law tackled the state’s arguments in defense of CON in a new court filing Monday. The state Supreme Court will consider the case in the months ahead.

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UNC Health asks to take part in Appeals Court case on CON public hearings

Lawyers for the UNC Health Care System hope to take part in oral arguments later this month in a certificate-of-need dispute at the state Appeals Court. The dispute does not involve any UNC Health facilities or equipment. Oral arguments are scheduled Feb. 22 in the case Fletcher Hospital Inc. v. NC Department of Health and Human Services.

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Apex, property owner prepare for sewer pipe fight at NC Supreme Court

Apex and a local property owner submitted written arguments to the state’s highest court this week in a nine-year battle over a disputed sewer pipe. The state Supreme Court agreed in October to take up the property rights case pitting the Wake County town against Beverly Rubin. The town had requested a Supreme Court review in 2021.

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Appointments fight between Cooper, lawmakers returns to three-judge panel

A lawsuit pitting Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper against Republican legislative leaders over appointments to state boards and commissions is heading back to a three-judge panel. A single judge made that decision Thursday morning after a court hearing in Raleigh.

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Newby steps into appointments fight between Cooper, legislators

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby has stepped into the legal battle between Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders over appointments to state boards and commissions. A hearing in the case scheduled for Thursday afternoon has been delayed one week.

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Legislative leaders want to shift appointments fight back to three-judge panel

Top state lawmakers want a court battle with Gov. Roy Cooper over appointments to state boards and commissions returned to a three-judge panel. Legislative lawyers filed a motion Tuesday in Wake County Superior Court asking for the transfer from a single Wake County judge.

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Labor unions request NCDOL examine reinstituting mask mandates and other rules

Left-leaning groups, including the North Carolina Conference of the NAACP, have requested the NC Department of Labor to look at the possibility of instituting rules that would mandate masks and other requirements like social distancing once again in businesses and elsewhere across the state.

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Cooper wins court ruling against environmental appointment changes

Lawyers for Gov. Roy Cooper returned to court Thursday afternoon to fight recent changes in appointments to North Carolina’s Environmental Management Commission. A Superior Court judge granted Cooper a temporary restraining order blocking the EMC's most recent actions.

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