Patterson Harkavy files suit challenging constitutionality of NC private school voucher scheme

Yesterday, Patterson Harkavy filed suit on behalf of seven North Carolina parents challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s private school voucher program.  The suit is supported by the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) and the National Education Association (NEA). Officially known as “Opportunity Scholarships,” the North Carolina private school voucher program provides $4,200 per

Julian Betton receives additional $8.5 million to resolve police shooting lawsuit, bringing total recovery to $11.25 million

Today, Patterson Harkavy dismissed the remaining claims in Julian Betton’s lawsuit over a police shooting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, after receiving an additional settlement of $8.5 million.  Betton had previously settled with other defendants for $2.75 million, bringing his total recovery to $11.25 million. On April 16, 2015, ten agents with the 15th Circuit

Judge vacates Silent Sam judgment on grounds requested by UNC alumni represented by Patterson Harkavy

Burton Craige and Narendra Ghosh represent 88 prominent UNC alumni who oppose UNC’s payment of $2.5 million to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) to settle a lawsuit about the disposition of the statue known as Silent Sam. On January 29, Patterson Harkavy filed an amicus brief arguing that the court should not have entered

Patterson Harkavy files amicus brief urging judge to void UNC’s agreement to pay $2.5 million to Confederate organization

On Wednesday, Patterson Harkavy attorney Burton Craige submitted an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court, urging Judge Allen Baddour to set aside the Consent Judgment under which UNC would pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) $2.5 million to take possession of the Confederate monument known as Silent Sam. The motion filed with the

Julian Betton’s Case Argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals

On September 18, 2019, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in Julian Betton’s lawsuit over a police raid of his home in the City of Myrtle Beach in 2015. The trial court ruled in Betton’s favor on the question of whether the City’s police officer should be immune from suit,

Victory in NC Court of Appeals brings Willie Grimes’ total recovery to $5.4 million

Patterson Harkavy has obtained an additional $2.16 settlement on behalf of Willie Grimes, who spent 24 years in prison for crimes he did not commit. Combined with Mr. Grimes’ 2016 settlement with the City of Hickory, Mr. Grimes’ total recovery exceeds $5.4 million. Patterson Harkavy attorneys Burton Craige, Narendra Ghosh, Paul Smith, and Brad Bannon

Patterson Harkavy prevents the NC General Assembly from changing 2018 election rules

Patterson Harkavy attorneys Narendra Ghosh and Paul Smith successfully prevented the North Carolina General Assembly from changing the rules for 2018 judicial elections. The General Assembly originally created a system in which judicial candidates would appear on the November ballot along with their party affiliation.  In late July, after candidate filing had closed, the General

Federal Court Affirms Ruling in Favor of Patterson Harkavy Client Shot by Police

Federal Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. entered an order and opinion last week affirming the decision of federal Judge Kaymani West to vacheron constantin replica allow police shooting victim Julian Betton’s lawsuit to go to trial against both the City of Myrtle Beach and its officer who shot Mr. Betton. After confirming Judge Quattlebaum’s appointment