Filed 18 June 2009.
On discretionary review pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 7A-31 of a unanimous, unpublished decision of the Court of Appeals, 189 N.C. App. 404, 659 S.E.2d 97 (2008), affirming an opinion and award filed on 17 January 2007 by the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Heard in the Supreme Court 4 May 2009.
Scudder Hedrick, PLLC, by Alice Tejada, for plaintiff-appellee. Bourlon Davis, P.A., by Thomas E. Davis, for defendant-appellant.
Justice HUDSON took no part in the consideration or decision of this case. The remaining members of the Court are equally divided, with three members voting to affirm and three members voting to reverse the decision of the Court of Appeals. Accordingly, the decision of the Court of Appeals is left undisturbed and stands without precedential value. See, e.g., Barham v. Hawk, 360 N.C. 358, 625 S.E.2d 778 (2006).