Patterson Harkavy Prevails in NC Supreme Court in Helm v. Appalachian State University

The North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously reversed the Court of Appeals today, ruling instead for the plaintiff in Helm v. Appalachian State University.  Adopting Judge Calabria’s dissent, the Court held that the plaintiff has stated a valid retalation claim under the state’s Whitleblower Act because she opposed a waste of funds by the university.  Patterson Harkavy represented the plaintiff, Jane Helm, and Burton Craige argued the case before the Supreme Court.