London v. London, 208

Docket NºNo. 208
Citation157 S.E.2d 90, 271 N.C. 568
Case DateOctober 11, 1967
CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of North Carolina

Page 90

157 S.E.2d 90
271 N.C. 568
Thedia Wilson LONDON
v.
Drewey LONDON.
No. 208.
Supreme Court of North Carolina.
Oct. 11, 1967.

No counsel for plaintiff appellee.

Joseph B. Roberts, III, Gastonia, for defendant appellant.

SHARP, Justice.

Defendant's sole exception is the one which the law entered for him when he gave notice of appeal. 'An appeal is itself an exception to the judgment * * * but limits the review to the question of whether the findings of fact are sufficient to support the judgment or whether error of law appears

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on the face of the record.' 1 Strong, N.C.Index, Appeal and Error § 21 (1957).

In his brief, defendant assumes that the order from which he appeals was entered in the second suit, Case No. 5314, and he challenges the authority of the court to award plaintiff alimony pendente lite in that case after it had been nonsuited. Appellant's conclusion is based on a false premise. The judgment of nonsuit specifies that it was entered in Case No. 5314. The cause which was calendared for trial was Case No. 4941, and, although the order awarding plaintiff alimony does not bear the docket number of the case in which it was entered, obviously it was made in Case No. 4941. Both the nonsuit in Case No. 5314 and the order from which defendant appeals were signed on 3 August 1967. The latter appears last in the transcript, and we do not assume that Judge Froneberger entered an order in a case which he had just nonsuited. There is a presumption in favor of the regularity and validity of judgments in the lower court, and the burden is upon appellant to show prejudicial error. 2 McIntosh, N.C. Practice and Procedure § 1800 (2d Ed., 1956). 'Where the record is silent upon a particular point, the action[271 N.C. 571] of the trial judge will be presumed correct.' 1 Strong, N.C.Index, Appeal and Error § 39 (1957).

The pendency of a prior action between the same parties for the same cause in a State court of competent jurisdiction works an abatement of a subsequent action in the same court or in another court of the State having like jurisdiction. Houghton v. Harris, 243 N.C. 92, 89 S.E.2d 860; McDowell v. Blythe Brothers Co., 236 N.C. 396, 72 S.E.2d 860. The institution of Case No. 5314 in nowise affected the right of Judge Froneberger to proceed to hear the prior action, Case No. 4941, which had been duly calendared for trial. So far as the record discloses, defendant made no motion to continue the hearing of plaintiff's...

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  • Truckee-Carson Irr. Dist. v. Wyatt, TRUCKEE-CARSON
    • United States
    • Nevada Supreme Court of Nevada
    • November 25, 1968
    ...516 (1966); Tevis v. McCrary, 75 N.M. 165, 402 P.2d 150 (1965); Kanoy v. Hinshaw, 273 N.C. 418, 160 S.E.2d 296 (1968); London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90 (1967); Gregory v. Lynch, 271 N.C. 198, 155 S.E.2d 488 (1967); Jacobs v. Barefoot Oil Co., 265 N.C. 454, 144 S.E.2d 275 (1965)......
  • Jones v. Harrelson and Smith Contractors, COA05-1183-2.
    • United States
    • North Carolina Court of Appeal of North Carolina (US)
    • December 16, 2008
    ...the presumption of correctness in the trial court's judgment. See Kirby, 276 N.C. at 131, 171 S.E.2d at 422; see also London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 570, 157 S.E.2d 90, 92 (1967) ("There is a presumption in favor of the regularity and validity of judgments in the lower court, and the burde......
  • Whitaker v. Earnhardt, 73
    • United States
    • North Carolina United States State Supreme Court of North Carolina
    • January 29, 1976
    ...form. Hall v. Board of Elections, 280 N.C. 600, 187 S.E.2d 52; Sternberger v. Tannenbaum, 273 N.C. 658, 161 S.E.2d 116; London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90. When the trial judge sits as the trier of facts, his judgment will not be disturbed on the theory that the evidence did not ......
  • Daniels v. Montgomery Mut. Ins. Co., 498PA86
    • United States
    • North Carolina United States State Supreme Court of North Carolina
    • October 7, 1987
    ...the regularity and validity of judgments in the lower court and the burden is upon appellant to show prejudicial error. London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90 (1967). The judgment entered by Smith, J., indicates the existence of a stipulation. That must be presumed to be correct by t......
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  • Truckee-Carson Irr. Dist. v. Wyatt, TRUCKEE-CARSON
    • United States
    • Nevada Supreme Court of Nevada
    • November 25, 1968
    ...516 (1966); Tevis v. McCrary, 75 N.M. 165, 402 P.2d 150 (1965); Kanoy v. Hinshaw, 273 N.C. 418, 160 S.E.2d 296 (1968); London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90 (1967); Gregory v. Lynch, 271 N.C. 198, 155 S.E.2d 488 (1967); Jacobs v. Barefoot Oil Co., 265 N.C. 454, 144 S.E.2d 275 (1965)......
  • Jones v. Harrelson and Smith Contractors, COA05-1183-2.
    • United States
    • North Carolina Court of Appeal of North Carolina (US)
    • December 16, 2008
    ...the presumption of correctness in the trial court's judgment. See Kirby, 276 N.C. at 131, 171 S.E.2d at 422; see also London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 570, 157 S.E.2d 90, 92 (1967) ("There is a presumption in favor of the regularity and validity of judgments in the lower court, and the burde......
  • Whitaker v. Earnhardt, 73
    • United States
    • North Carolina United States State Supreme Court of North Carolina
    • January 29, 1976
    ...form. Hall v. Board of Elections, 280 N.C. 600, 187 S.E.2d 52; Sternberger v. Tannenbaum, 273 N.C. 658, 161 S.E.2d 116; London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90. When the trial judge sits as the trier of facts, his judgment will not be disturbed on the theory that the evidence did not ......
  • Daniels v. Montgomery Mut. Ins. Co., 498PA86
    • United States
    • North Carolina United States State Supreme Court of North Carolina
    • October 7, 1987
    ...the regularity and validity of judgments in the lower court and the burden is upon appellant to show prejudicial error. London v. London, 271 N.C. 568, 157 S.E.2d 90 (1967). The judgment entered by Smith, J., indicates the existence of a stipulation. That must be presumed to be correct by t......
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