Center argues Brunswick County case at NC Court of Appeals

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Center staff attorney Elizabeth Haddix will be arguing before the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association (ROCCA) et al v. Brunswick County, an environmental justice lawsuit in which the Center represents the citizens of Royal Oak, a historically African American community that has hosted Brunswick County’s landfills and other unwanted land uses for the past 30 years.

This appeal is one of two filed by the defendant in the case, and involves the County’s argument that a county manager is entitled to legislative immunity and a testimonial privilege so that he may not be deposed in this case. As part of discovery, ROCCA noticed the deposition of the Brunswick County Manager, and the County objected based on legislative immunity. The trial court ruled in favor of ROCCA and ordered that the County produce the county manager for deposition, and the County appealed to the NC Court of Appeals.

Read the Center’s Appellee Brief (PDF).

Posted by Bethan R. Eynon on Wed. January 8, 2014 11:11 AM
Categories: Brunswick County
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