North Carolina

Date: September 23, 2013

McCrory v.
– Regulatory Reform
North Carolina
Supreme Court – 5/4/15

The NFIB Legal Center
joined a coalition brief over whether the legislature has the power to appoint
members of certain commissions or whether the governor has sole authority. The
case started when the General Assembly created the Coal Ash Commission to
oversee cleanup of the state’s coal ash ponds. The legislature appointed six of
the commission’s nine members. Governor McCrory has argued that those
appointments encroached on “core executive branch functions” and therefore
violated the constitutional separation of powers. The business groups,
including NFIB, have argued that it’s within the legislature’s constitutional
authority to appoint members to commissions. 

Stephenson v. Pfizer
U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Fourth Circuit  – 5/11/15

The appellate court is being
asked to determine whether the plaintiff’s requested accommodation of a
full-time drive was a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with
Disabilities Act. The Legal Center argued in its brief that such an
accommodation is not required.


you have a case that impacts small business, please contact us at
1-800-552-NFIB or email us at [email protected] as we are actively looking
for opportunities to weigh in on important issues in this state. NFIB Small
Business Legal Center is involved in many cases that impact this state and
others; to see our complete list of Supreme Court cases click on Washington, DC
on the interactive map.


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