NC Advocacy Group Will Ask Supreme Court To Hear Dell Case

The advocacy group that challenged the taxpayer-funded incentives given to Dell Inc. for building a plant in Forsyth County will ask the state Supreme Court to hear its lawsuit.

On Tuesday, the state Court of Appeals threw out the case filed by the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law. The three-judge panel ruled the Supreme Court declared such incentives legal in 1996.

The high court's justices aren't required to hear the appeal because Tuesday's ruling was unanimous. But institute attorney Jeanette Doran said the justices should take up the matter because it raises significant constitutional questions.

The plant opened in 2005 and employs more than 1,100 workers. Dell could receive more than $300 million in incentives if it hires more workers in the coming years.