N.C. Supreme Court hears case involving 2010 Big Rock fishing tourney

Published: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 04:04 PM.

The dissent by Appeals Court Judge Robert C. Hunter involved a summary judgment and a recusal motion in the cause. A summary judgment allows for judgment in a case without a trial when there is no dispute over material facts of the case.

The attorney for the Citation, Gay, has argued there are questions that remain in the case; and he also said the local judge who heard the case should have recused himself since his former law partner represented the defendants.

While the legal dispute has been under way, the prize money has been held in trust until the case is resolved.

With the Citation’s disqualification, the 2010 Carnivore team is currently entitled to first place winnings and the boat Wet-N-Wild to second place. Carnivore angler John Parks of Jacksonville reeled in a 528.3-pound marlin during the 2010 tournament.

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