In Skipper v. Wayne Oil, (unpublished; December 3, 2013) the Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal (summary judgment) of a claim where the plaintiff stepped off a curb and onto a parking lot, and slipped, breaking his ankle.
In Currin v. Rex Healthcare, (2014), the Court of Appeals (in an unpublished opinion) addressed a case in which a patient at a hospital tripped over a plastic object on the driveway. The object was 6 inches in diameter, and 1.5-2 inches high, and was black, attached to the asphalt by adhesive.
In Hughes v. State Farm (WDNC, January 16, 2014), the federal court addressed whether an insurer is required to offer underinsured motorist coverage in a policy with liability limits of $30,000 (the minimum limits in North Carolina).
In Stephens v. Covington, (February 18, 2014), the Court of Appeals addressed a case in which a patient at an eight-year old boy was seriously bitten by a Rottweiler.