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NO. COA01-1095

NORTH CAROLINA COURT OF APPEALS

Filed: 18 June 2002

THE ESTATE OF HEATHER
MARIE SIZEMORE, ALAN RAY
SIZEMORE, Administrator,
    Plaintiff

    v .                     Catawba County
                            No. 00 CVS 1596
DENNIS PAUL KIMBLETON; FRYE
REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC.;
TENET HEALTHSYSTEM CM, INC.;
TENET HEALTHSYSTEM MEDICAL, INC.;
TENET PHYSICIAN SERVICES-FRYE
REGIONAL, INC.; TENET PHYSICIAN
SERVICES OF THE SOUTHEAST, INC.;
AMISUB OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC. d/b/a
FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER;
STERLING MIAMI, INC. f/k/a STERLING
HEALTH CARE GROUP, INC.; FPA MEDICAL
MANAGEMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.;
FPA MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF FLORIDA, INC.;
PHYAMERICA PHYSICIAN GROUP, INC.;
PHYAMERICA PHYSICIAN SERVICES, INC.;
PHYAMERICA EMERGENCY SERVICES OF NORTH
CAROLINA, P.A.; PHYAMERICA PHYSICIAN
NETWORKS, INC.; PHYAMERICA PHYSICIAN
SERVICES OF THE SOUTHEAST, INC.; CATAWBA
COUNTY; CATAWBA COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES;
and CATAWBA COUNTY EMS,
    Defendants

    Appeal by defendant Catawba County from order entered 1 June 2000 by Judge Forrest Donald Bridges in Catawba County Superior Court. Heard in the Court of Appeals 16 May 2002.

    Faison & Gillespie, by O. William Faison, John W. Jensen and Evett N. Brown, for plaintiff-appellee.

    Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, a Professional Limited Liability Company, by Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., Tyrus V. Dahl, Jr., and Oliver M. Read, IV, for defendant-appellant.

    PER CURIAM.

    This appeal presents the exact issue decided by this Court in Dawes v. Nash County, ___ N.C. App. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___, (COA 01- 85, filed 19 February 2002). For the reasons stated in Dawes, we reverse the trial court's denial of defendant Catawba County's motion for summary judgment based on the doctrine of sovereign immunity.
    Reversed.
    Panel consisting of:
    Judges MARTIN, TIMMONS-GOODSON, and CAMPBELL.
    Report per Rule 30(e).

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