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NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Patterson Harkavy's client in wrongful conviction insurance dispute

The North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a unanimous opinion in favor of Patterson Harkavy’s wrongful conviction client Willie Grimes in an insurance dispute. Mr. Grimes served 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Patterson Harka… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy obtains $2.75 million partial settlement over police shooting

Patterson Harkavy has obtained a $2,750,000 partial settlement for Julian Betton, a man shot nine times in his own home during a police raid. The shooting left Mr. Betton in a coma for six weeks; he is now paralyzed from the waist down. Patterson Har… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy reaches $4 million partial settlement for Joseph Sledge's wrongful imprisonment

Patterson Harkavy obtained a $4,000,000 partial settlement for Joseph Sledge, an innocent man who served 37 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Mr. Sledge was wrongfully convicted of a double homicide in 1978. In January of 2015, thanks to… Read More
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Consent judgement entered in Jones County voting rights lawsuit

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Superior Court refuses to dismiss Patterson Harkavy's lawsuit challenging constitutionality of special legislative sessions

Yesterday, Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III denied legislative leaders’ motion to dismiss Patterson Harkavy’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the North Carolina General Assembly’s December 2016 special sessions.… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of December 2016 special session

Yesterday, Patterson Harkavy filed a lawsuit on behalf of Common Cause and ten North Carolina citizens. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the North Carolina General Assembly’s fourth extra session in December 2016. At the heart of… Read More
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Betton suit receives national coverage in debate over the deadly consequences of police SWAT teams

More than a year ago, Patterson Harkavy filed suit on behalf of Julian Betton, a South Carolina man who was shot nine times in his own home during a police raid. The shooting left Mr. Betton in a coma for six weeks; he is now paralyzed from the waist… Read More
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Patterson Harkavy files voting rights lawsuit against Jones County

This morning, Patterson Harkavy filed a federal voting-rights lawsuit against Jones County, North Carolina, along with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. Jones County utilizes an R… Read More
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Willie Grimes wrongful conviction suit settled for $3,250,000

Patterson Harkavy obtained a $3,250,000 settlement for Willie Grimes, an innocent man who served 24 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In July of 1988, Mr. Grimes was wrongfully convicted of the rape and kidnapping of an elderly woman in… Read More
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Court denies motion to dismiss Joseph Sledge's wrongful conviction suit

Last year, Patterson Harkavy filed suit on behalf of Joseph Sledge, a man who served 37 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. The suit alleged that Mr. Sledge was wrongfully convicted because officers with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Of… Read More
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