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It seems like there is a new challenge to the standing requirements for zoning matters in North Carolina on a regular basis, and yet the appellate courts consistently hold the line on the requirement that challengers allege special damages that are distinct from the rest of the community in a particularized and supportable way. In the most recent Court of Appeals decision on the pleading requirements for standing in zoning cases in North Carolina, Hoag v. Pitt County, the Court declined the opportunity to knock down that standing barrier.

In a contributed article published by the North Carolina Bar Association’s Government and Public Sector Section, Nick Tosco examines the implications of the Hoag decision on the likelihood of appellate courts to look past the standing requirements.

To read the full article visit, North Carolina Bar Association

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