Victory for Plaintiff Represented by Patterson Harkavy in NC Court of Appeals

In a unanimous decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld the trial court’s decision awarding Plaintiff Rebecca Davis joint custody of the child she raised with her former domestic partner: Defendant Margaret Swan appeals from an order granting Plaintiff Rebecca Davis joint legal custody and secondary physical custody of Swan’s biological child (“minor child”).

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

NC Supreme Court Approves Industrial Commission’s Transition Process

On Friday, in Baxter v. Danny Nicholson, Inc., the North Carolina Supreme Court upheld an Industrial Commission decision that defendants had attacked on the grounds that one of the Commissioners was not authorized to exercise his powers on the day of the decision.  The case arose out of the transition when one of the Commissioners

Jonathan Harkavy Presents 2008-09 Annual Supreme Court Review of Employment Law Cases

At the 25th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Charleston, South Carolina, Jonathan Harkavy will present his 2008-09 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases.  His paper is entitled Supreme Court of the United States Employment Law Commentary, 2008 Term. Summary: The 2008 Term of the Supreme Court

Amicus Brief Filed on Behalf of School Administrator in Adkins v. Stanly County Board of Education

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), along with the ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation, North Carolina Association of Educators, and North Carolina Troopers Association, have submitted an amicus brief to the N.C. Court of Appeals in Adkins v. Stanly County Board of Education.  The brief argues that the school board violated the plaintiff’s

Burton Speaks at NCBA CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution

Burton Craige spoke at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE on Sex, Family, and the Constitution, which was put together by the NCBA Constitutional Rights & Responsibilities and Family Law Sections.  He spoke on the topic of child custody by non-biological parents.  He presented a paper, written along with Narendra Ghosh, entitled Custody Disputes Between

Jonathan Harkavy Presents 2007-08 Annual Supreme Court Review of Employment Law Cases

At the 24th Annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law CLE held in Asheville, Jonathan Harkavy presented his 2007-08 annual review of the Supreme Court’s employment law cases.  His paper is entitled Supreme Court of the United States Employment Law Commentary, 2007 Term. Summary: The 2007 Term of the Supreme Court of the United