The Lake Case

Watch the case recorded LIVE from the NC Supreme Court

On April 20, 2012, Twenty-Six (26) North Carolina State retirees brought a civil action in Gaston County, North Carolina to restore their contractually and constitutionally guaranteed retirement health benefits.  I. Beverly Lake, et al v. State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees, et al. (Gaston: 12-CVS-1547).   The Plaintiff Class includes retired members who participate in the Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement System of North Carolina.

The North Carolina Supreme Court will be hearing the oral arguments in that case on Monday, October 4, 2021 at approximately 3:00 pm.  Sam McGee of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC and Michael Carpenter of Gray, Layton, Kersh, Solomon, Furr & Smith, P.A. will be presenting oral arguments on behalf of the Plaintiffs.  Solicitor General Ryan Park of the North Carolina’s Attorney General’s office will present arguments on behalf of the Defendants.


Here is the link to watch the recording of live arguments heard by the Court on October 4, 2021.

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