Lawsuit is set to continue
A Wake County Superior Court has rejected the state’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Coastal Conservation Association-North Carolina charging mismanagement of the state’s coastal fisheries.
In the motion to dismiss, the state had asked the court to give it immunity from lawsuits of this kind, and it denied that it had any responsibility to manage coastal fisheries resources for the benefit of its citizens.
The court rejected each one of the state’s arguments.
CCA-NC and 86 citizen plaintiffs contend that as a result of the state’s failure to properly manage coastal fisheries, it had violated its constitution and the public trust doctrine.
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