Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
H. F. Seawell, Jr., Carthage, for defendant appellants.
H. Wade Yates, Asheboro, for plaintiff appellee.
Supreme Court of North Carolina.
This appeal presents another facet of the recurring problem of the extent of the constitutional privilege against self-incrimination. Unlike most of the cases which have received the attention of the highest courts, the instant case does not involve a criminal prosecution or the inquisitorial act of a legislative committee. The claim of privilege here is interposed in an examination before trial in a civil action, after filing of the complaint and...
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