Richards, et al. v. State of N.C., et al.

EVELYN RICHARDS; JANE JOHNSON; BERNARD HARRELL; and WAKE COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION; Plaintiffs, v. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA; and JAMES T. FAIN, III, Secretary of the N.C. Department of commerce, in his official capacity; ROY COOPER, Attorney General of North Carolina, in his official capacity; Defendants.


Case Status

Current Status: Closed
Date Filed: Dec 20th, 2007
Last Action: Dec 23rd, 2011
Court Filed In: State (Wake County)

Case Summary

NCICL filed the lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court alleging that a $60 million give-away reportedly intended to benefit Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Bridgestone/Firestone violates various provisions of the North Carolina Constitution, including the Public Purpose Clause and clauses prohibiting special benefits and improper attempts to regulate labor.


Documents Filed

Document Title Date Filed Court Download
Motion to Dismiss 12/23/2011 State (Wake County) PDF 81KB
Plaintiffs Memo of Law in Opposition to MTD 09/04/2009 PDF 2.3MB
Motion to Dismiss 01/22/2008 State (Wake County) PDF 796KB
Complaint and Petition for Declaratory Judgment 12/20/2007 State (Wake County) PDF 8.1MB