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Mike Okun Recognized as Legal Elite in Employment Law

In June of last year, Business North Carolina magazine asked over 23,000 lawyers in the North Carolina Bar to select the state’s top lawyer in various fields. In its January 2016 edition, the magazine recognized Patterson Harkavy attorney Mike… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files wrongful conviction suit on behalf of Joseph Sledge

In 1978, Joseph Sledge was wrongfully convicted of a dual murder. On January 23, 2015, thanks to the work of the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, a three-judge panel unanimously found that Mr. Sledge was innocent. Mr. Sledge served 37 years… Read More
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Victory: Court of Appeals finds tenure repeal unconstitutional

Earlier this week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s clients, finding that the state’s 2013 repeal of teacher tenure violated the North Carolina Constitution and the United States Constitution. For over for… Read More
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Suit against McDonald's garners international attention

Last week, Patterson Harkavy filed suit against McDonald’s on behalf of former employees who were fired after being told “there are too many black people in the store.” The workers allege a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discrimina… Read More
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Narendra appears before the Court of Appeals, arguing tenure repeal unconstitutional

Yesterday, Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh appeared before the North Carolina Court of Appeals, arguing that the General Assembly’s 2013 repeal of teacher tenure violated teachers’ rights under the North Carolina Constitution an… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy sues McDonald's for race discrimination, sexual harassment

Patterson Harkavy filed suit today on behalf of a group of former McDonald’s employees who were fired after being told “there are too many black people in the store.” The workers allege a widespread pattern of racial and sexual discriminati… Read More
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Jon Harkavy presents annual paper on SCOTUS Employment Law decisions

On October 24th, at the 30th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Asheville, NC, Jon Harkavy presented his 2013-2014 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases. His paper is entitled “20… Read More
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Burton Craige named as Best Lawyers® Raleigh Employment Law "Lawyer of the Year"

This week, Patterson Harkavy Attorney Burton Craige was named the Best Lawyers® 2015 Employment Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.&… Read More
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Victory: Tenure repeal declared unconstitutional

At 11 am this morning, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood sided with Patterson Harkavy’s attorneys and ruled that legislation stripping teachers of their vested employment rights violated the North Carolina and the United States Constitutions. For… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the victims of Camp Lejeune's water contamination

Last week, Patterson Harkavy filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the rights of individuals injured by exposure to hazardous waste. Attorneys Burton Craige, Narendra Ghosh, and Paul Smith were responsible for the b… Read More
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