Patterson Harkavy Wins Workers’ Compensation Case for Police Officer in Court of Appeals

In Taylor v. Town of Garner, the Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Industrial Commission, agreeing that Officer Taylor is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits from the Town of Garner for the injury he suffered while working as a mounter officer at an N.C. State football game.  Because Officer Taylor was working pursuant

Brief Filed for Dealership Manager in Workers’ Compensation Appeal

In Evans v. Hendrick Automotive Group, we have filed this brief with the North Carolina Court of Appeals in this workers’ compensation case.  Ms. Evans was an office manager for a Hendrick dealership in Texas.  She was injured during a business trip to Charlotte, while she was walking back from an employer-sponsored dinner to her

NC Court of Appeals Cases on REDA and Appellate Procedure

Two opinions of note were issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals yesterday.  The first, Beard v. Cumberland County Hospital System, concerns North Carolina’s Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Act (REDA).   REDA prohibits discrimination or retaliation against an employee for, among other things, filing a workers’ compensation claim.  N.C. Gen. Stat. § 95-241(a)(1).  The discrimination or

Reply Brief Filed for Simmons Appeal in Fourth Circuit

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, we have filed this reply brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in this wage and hour case.  See here for a summary of the case.   Ann Groninger, Burton Craige, and Narendra Ghosh are representing the plaintiffs, who are seeking to remedy the company’s

Victory for Plaintiff in Adkins Case

The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled for the plaintiff in Adkins v. Stanley County Board of Education, a case in which we represented the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in an amicus brief filed with the Court.  Reversing the trial judge, the Court of Appeals concluded that the judge had inappropriately overruled an earlier

Brief Filed for Underpaid Workers in FLSA Appeal to Fourth Circuit

In Simmons v. United Mortgage and Loan Investment, LLC, we have filed this opening brief with the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in this wage and hour case.  The plaintiffs are Charlotte-based Junior Asset Managers for a mortgage company who were not paid overtime even though they worked more than 40 hours per week.  They

Brief Filed for Bus Driver in Workers’ Compensation Appeal

In Garner v. Capital Area Transit, we have filed this brief with the North Carolina Court of Appeals in this workers’ compensation case.  Ms. Garner is a bus driver with Capital Area Transit in Raleigh who was injured was injured when another bus hit the bus she was driving.  The primary issue is whether the

NC Court of Appeals’ Latest Decisions on Workers’ Compensation and Medical Malpractice

Earlier this month, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued several notable decisions.  In Soder v. Corvel Corp., the Court effectively reminded workers’ compensation litigants to timely file their appeals to the Industrial Commission.  In this case, after noticing his appeal of the Deputy Commissioner’s decision to the Full Commission, the plaintiff missed his deadline