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No. 288A97

(Filed 7 November 1997)

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    Appeal by defendant pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, ___ N.C. App. ___, 484 S.E.2d 857 (1997), affirming in part and reversing in part a judgment entered by Phillips, J., on 28 August 1995, in Superior Court, Craven County and remanding for a new trial on punitive damages. Heard in the Supreme Court 15 October 1997.

    Wilkinson & Rader, P.A., by Steven P. Rader, for plaintiff- appellee.

    Sumrell, Sugg, Carmichael & Ashton, P.A., by Rudolph A. Ashton, III; and Kellum & Jones, by Norman B. Kellum, Jr., and Douglas M. Jones, for defendant-appellant.


    For the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion by Judge Lewis, the decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed as it pertains to punitive damages and the case is remanded to the Court of Appeals for further remand to the Superior Court, Craven County, for reinstatement of the trial court's judgment as to punitive damages.


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