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SLOAN FINANCIAL GROUP, INC., SLOAN FINANCIAL HOLDINGS, INC., NEW AFRICA MANAGEMENT, LLC, NEW AFRICA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC and NEW AFRICA ADVISERS, INC., Plaintiffs and Cross-Claim Defendants, NEW AFRICA OPPORTUNITY FUND, L.P., d/b/a ZM AFRICA INVESTMENT FUND, L.P., Plaintiff-Intervenor and Cross-Claimant v. JUSTIN F. BECKETT, DORIKA MAMBOLEO, MECHAEL SUDARKASA, THERESA CLARKE, MACEO K. SLOAN, and JOHN DOES (1-10), Defendants

No. 514A03

FILED: 5 MARCH 2004

    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. ___, 583 S.E.2d 325 (2003), finding no error in a judgment entered 27 November 2001 by Judge Giles R. Clark in Superior Court, Durham County. Heard in the Supreme Court 18 February 2004.
    Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP, by Mark Fox Evens, pro hac vice; and Brown & Bunch, PLLC, by LeAnn Nease Brown, for plaintiff-appellees and defendant-appellee Maceo K. Sloan.

    Everett, Gaskins, Hancock & Stevens, LLP, by E.D. Gaskins and Michael J. Tadych; and Pillsbury Winthrop, LLP, by David R. Lagasse, pro hac vice, for defendant- appellants Justin K. Beckett and Dorika Mamboleo.

    Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, by Brigida Benitez, pro hac vice, and Anne Harkavy, pro hac vice; and Jordan Price Wall Gray Jones & Carlton, by Henry W. Jones, Jr. and Hope Derby Carmichael, for plaintiff-intervenor- appellee.
    

    PER CURIAM.
        

    AFFIRMED.

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