Monthly Archives: August 2015

TOWN OF MATTHEWS v. WRIGHT – TOWN TO PAY ATTORNEY’S FEES

Update Town of Matthews v. Wright –

Order Allowing Costs & Attorney's Fees

 

For over ten years the Wrights have been fighting for their property rights.  We were told the condemnation was for “opening, widening, extending or improving roads, streets, alleys, and sidewalks, and being more particularly described as Home Place.”   When in fact there were no plans for any improvements.  The Towns condemnation was found to be for the “well connected” of Matthews.  Emails sent by Mayor James P. Taylor through his private email account in order to protect the privacy of the communications to residents expecting the town to fulfill their commitment.         

On April 21, 2015 the North Carolina Court of Appeals dismissed the towns claims.  NCCOA opinion 4-21-2015  On May 29, 2015 the Wrights filed for attorney’s fees.  Wright – Supplemental Motion for Cost & Attorney’s Fees   On August 4, 2015 Honorable Judge Eric L. Levinson ruled in favor of the Wrights awarding them $74,570.00.   Order Allowing Costs and Attorney’s Fees   This amount is to be paid within sixty days from August 4, 2015.  So now it comes to this.  Will Matthews appeal or bring this injustice to an end?   After ten years of our tax dollars being spent in pursuing the condemnation the Town of Matthews has accomplished nothing.   

* If you are unfamiliar with Town of Matthews v. Wright I suggest you grab a cup of coffee or beverage of your choice, blanket, and nice comfortable chair and start in the Archives of January 2014 then moving forward to June 2014, February 2015, and May 2015 which will bring you up-to-date. 

3-11-2014 JUDGMENT

Judge Bridges email

Mayor Taylor Emails

Brief of Plaintiff 

Brief of Defendant

Reply Brief

Email Jamison

Nancy Moore email

Suzanne Gulley email 2

Mrs. Wrights Affidavit

Matthews Council Contact Information

Mayor James P Taylor – mayortaylor@matthewsnc.gov

Commissioner John Higdon – jhigdon@matthewsnc.gov

Commissioner Chris Melton – cmelton@matthewsnc.gov

Commissioner Jeff Miller – jmiller@matthewsnc.gov

Commissioner John Ross – jross@matthewsnc.gov

Commissioner Kress Query – wkquery@matthewsnc.gov

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