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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

No. 280A03

FILED: 7 NOVEMBER 2003

PHIL S. TAYLOR,
        Employee
    v.

BRIDGESTONE/FIRESTONE
        Employer,
GALLAGHER BASSETT SERVICES
        Carrier

    Appeal pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-30(2) from the decision of a divided panel of the Court of Appeals, ___ N.C. App. ___, 579 S.E.2d 413 (2003), vacating an opinion and award of the North Carolina Industrial Commission filed 18 January 2002 and remanding for rehearing and findings of fact. Heard in the Supreme Court 14 October 2003.
    Edwards & Ricci, P.A., by Brian M. Ricci, for plaintiff- appellee.

    Cranfill, Sumner & Hartzog, L.L.P., by David A. Rhoades and Jaye E. Bingham, for defendant-appellants.

    PER CURIAM.

    The decision of the Court of Appeals is reversed for the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion.
    REVERSED.

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