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Lawrence details a selection of court cases that he considers landmarks of the law in the legal history of North Carolina. These cases include Hoke v. Henderson which involved the title to the office of Clerk of the Superior Court of Lincoln County; State v. Will was a case of a slave and self defense; the Josiah Turner Episode; State v. Harrison in the elimination of wife beating.
There have been many interesting lawsuits in North Carolina but none surpasses the case of State vs. William Hall and John Dockery which was a murder trial in courts in 1892-94.
Lawrence presents the details of two unusual court cases in North Carolina. One had to do with a verdict being set aside because of a misspelling, the other with an African American who killed in self-defense but was convicted of murder.
A case involving a mistake by a veterinary clinic causing a dog’s death may have legal implications. The Industrial Commission in Durham will decide on the case later this fall and it could set a precedent for animal law in the state. The cost of how much a pet’s life is worth will be decided by the commission and will likely be the new standard for a pet's value in the state of North Carolina.