ABUSE OF DISCRETION
Under the abuse of discretion standard of review, the trial court’s “ruling will be upset only upon a showing that it was so arbitrary that it could not have been the result of a reasoned decision.” Biggs v. Greer, 136 N.C. App. 294, 296-97, 524 S.E.2d 577, 581 (2000).
AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
“Apparent authority is that authority which the principal has held the agent out as possessing or which he has permitted the agent to represent [the agent] possesses[,]” and the principal’s liability “must be determined by what authority the third person in the exercise of reasonable care was justified in believing” the principal conferred to the agent. Bookman v. Britthaven, Inc., 233 N.C. App. 454, 458, 756 S.E.2d 890, 894 (2014).