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NC Supreme Court rules in favor of Paul's client, finds police officer violated Fourth Amendment in traffic stop

Last Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Paul Smith’s client. In State v. Reed, the Court held that the trial court erred in denying a motion to suppress evidence uncovered in a traffic… Read More
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Julian Betton receives additional $8.5 million to resolve police shooting lawsuit, bringing total recovery to $11.25 million

Today, Patterson Harkavy dismissed the remaining claims in Julian Betton’s lawsuit over a police shooting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after receiving an additional settlement of $8.5 million. Betton had previously settled with other defend… Read More
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Judge vacates Silent Sam judgment on grounds requested by UNC alumni represented by Patterson Harkavy

Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh represent 88 prominent UNC alumni who oppose UNC’s payment of $2.5 million to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to settle a lawsuit about the disposition of the statue known as Silent Sam. On January 29, Patter… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files amicus brief urging judge to void UNC's agreement to pay $2.5 million to Confederate organization

On Wednesday, Patterson Harkavy attorney Burton Craige submitted an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court, urging Judge Allen Baddour to set aside the Consent Judgment under which UNC would pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) $2.5 milli… Read More
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Fourth Circuit rules in favor of Patterson Harkavy client Julian Betton in excessive force suit over police shooting

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit unanimously ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy client Julian Betton, who was shot nine times in his own home by police officers, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Mr. Betton w… Read More
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Court blocks use of gerrymandered NC congressional districts in 2020 election

In late September, Patterson Harkavy and Arnold & Porter filed suit on behalf of plaintiffs challenging North Carolina’s congressional districts as an extreme partisan gerrymander, designed to benefit Republicans at the expense of Democrati… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy challenges NC congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander

This morning, Patterson Harkavy and Arnold & Porter filed suit in Wake County Superior Court, challenging North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. The lawsuit follows a decision earlier this month… Read More
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Julian Betton's Case Argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals

On September 18, 2019, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Julian Betton’s lawsuit over a police raid of his home in the City of Myrtle Beach in 2015. The trial court ruled in Betton’s favor on the qu… Read More
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Jon Harkavy publishes 2018 Supreme Court Review and a Guide to Representing Working People and Labor Unions in Fraught Times

This week, Jon Harkavy published two articles. The first, “2019 Supreme Court Commentary: Employment Law,” summarizes and comments on all decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States from its most recent term that affect employment… Read More
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Burton Craige accepts Thurgood Marshall Award

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice presented Patterson Harkavy attorney Burton Craige with the organization’s Thurgood Marshall Award at its annual convention in Wilmington, North Carolina. NCAJ established the award “to recognize e… Read More
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