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“Majority of board” does not mean “always the same members”

A state law requiring that a contested case hearing be conducted by "a majority of the agency" was not violated when only four members of a nine-member board were present for and conducted the administrative hearing in its entirety, the Court of Appeals of North Carolina held January 5 (Wilson Funeral Directors, Inc. v. North Carolina Board of Funeral Service, 781 S.E.2d 507 (2016)).

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