NC Supreme Court Denies Review in Fulford v. Jenkins; Win for Plaintiff

The North Carolina Supreme Court denied the defendants' petition for discretionary review (PDR) in Fulford v. Jenkins today, among its long list of orders. This is a wrongful death action based on the negligence of the Duplin County Department of Social Services and its employees. The defendants lost on the issue governmental immunity, appealed, lost unimously in the Court of Appeals, and then sought review from the Supreme Court. Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh assisted with the plaintiff's representation at the Supreme Court, opposing the PDR. The Court's denial of the PDR means that the case will return to the trial court where it can proceed.