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Narendra and Paul file amicus brief with Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in civil rights dispute

In Hunter v. Town of Mocksville, Patterson Harkavy attorneys Narendra Ghosh and Paul Smith co-authored an amicus brief filed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the National Association of… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files amicus brief in "ag-gag" litigation on behalf of professors Erwin Chemerinsky, Jack Preis

Last year, North Carolina enacted an “Ag-gag” bill aimed to silence whistle-blowers across the state. The bill creates criminal penalties that make it nearly impossible for citizens to legally gather evidence of workplace wrongdoing. It a… 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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Narendra and Paul file Amicus Brief in Support of the UNC Center for Civil Rights

Narendra Ghosh and Paul Smith have submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in The Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association et. al. v. Brunswick County. The Plaintiffs are represented in part by the UNC Center f… Read More
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Burton and Narendra Secure Court of Appeals Win in Medical Malpractice Discovery Dispute

In Hammond v. Saini, __ N.C. App. ___, 748 S.E.2d 585 (2013), the Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s client, Plaintiff Judy Hammond. Ms. Hammond suffered severe injuries from an operating room fire while undergoing surgery t… Read More
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Burton and Narendra File Amicus Brief with NC Supreme Court in Defense of the Racial Justice Act

Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh have submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice in North Carolina v. Marcus Reymond Robinson. The case addresses the first instance of a North Carolina death row inmate having his… Read More
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Burton Files Amicus Brief in Wilcox v. City of Asheville

In Wilcox v. City of Asheville, Burton Craige co-authored an amicus brief for NCAJ in the Court of Appeals. This police shooting case raises important issues about public official immunity and the availability of remedies under the North Carolina Con… Read More
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NC COA Examines Public Duty Doctrine

The North Carolina Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the North Carolina Industrial Commission in Ray v. NC Department of Transportation. The case involved the death of a motorist and her passengers in 2002 when an eroded section of pavement c… Read More
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Brief Filed for Rawls in Workers' Compensation Appeal

In Rawls v. Yellow Transportation, the Industrial Commission concluded that plaintiff Veran Rawls suffered a compensable injury by accident in 2005 and has been totally disabled since that time. Defendants appealed. Hank Patterson and Narendra Ghosh,… Read More
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Briefs in IBEW 289 Arbitration Case in Federal Court

In International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO, Local Union No. 289 v. Verizon South, Inc., the Union has filed suit in federal court (Middle District of North Carolina) to compel the company to engage in arbitration regarding the termin… Read More
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