- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
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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