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Victory: North Carolina Supreme Court rules tenure repeal unconstitutional

Today, the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously held that the General Assembly’s 2013 repeal of teacher tenure violated teachers’ rights under the United States Constitution. The ruling restores the rights of teachers who earned tenure before… Read More
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Court of Appeals rules in favor of Narendra's client, vacating criminal conviction

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a published opinion in favor of Narendra Ghosh’s client Kenneth Leak. The Court vacated Mr. Leak’s conviction for possession of a firearm by a felon, finding that it was obtained in a… Read More
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Burton and Narendra secure Supreme Court win in medical malpractice discovery dispute

In Hammond v. Saini, __ N.C. ___, 766 S.E.2d 590 (2014), the North Carolina Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Judy Hammond. Ms. Hammond suffered severe injuries from an operating room fire while u… Read More
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Court of Appeals sides with Patterson Harkavy in Workers’ Compensation dispute

In Cole v. United Parcel Service, Inc., the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Joel Cole. Mr. Cole suffered severe injuries to his back in the course of his employment with the Defendant, and filed a Workers’… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy attorneys prevail; private school vouchers declared unconstitutional

At a hearing today in Raleigh, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood declared that North Carolina’s recently-enacted private school voucher program violates various provisions of the North Carolina Constitution, and issued a permanent injunction prev… Read More
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Judge Hobgood issues written order declaring tenure repeal unconstitutional

Yesterday, Judge Hobgood issued an order putting into effect his prior ruling enjoining the repeal of teacher tenure in North Carolina. The ruling rolls back the General Assembly’s attempt to retroactively eliminate public school teachers’ employ… 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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Voucher victory as Court of Appeals permits preliminary injunction to remain in place

Advocates for private school vouchers suffered another defeat today, as the North Carolina Court of Appeals left in place Judge Hobgood’s order enjoining the state’s private school voucher scheme. The North Carolina General Assembly enact… Read More
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Judge Hobgood rules in favor of Patterson Harkavy's clients, halting private school voucher scheme

At a hearing today in downtown Raleigh, Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood enjoined the State from implementing its private school voucher scheme. If not for Judge Hobgood’s landmark ruling the scheme would have taken millions of dollars from… Read More
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Recent Wrongful Conviction Settlements Total Over $12,000,000

Patterson Harkavy attorneys Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh, with co-counsel Spencer Parris and Chris Olson, recently obtained settlements totaling more than $12,000,000 for two men who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. In 1992, Greg T… Read More
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