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

Brief Filed for Police Officer in Workers’ Compensation Appeal

In Taylor v. Town of Garner, we have filed this brief with the North Carolina Court of Appeals in this workers’ compensation case.  Officer Taylor in a veteran of the Garner police force who was injured while providing official inter-agency assistance at an N.C. State football game.  The primary issue is whether the Town of

Patterson Harkavy Wins Workers Compensation Case in Court of Appeals

In Hojnacki v. Last Rebel Trucking, the Court of Appeals reversed the Industrial Commission, and ruled that one of the defendant-companies, Last Rebel Trucking, was also one of the plaintiff’s employers under the Workers’ Compensation Act.  The plaintiff, Mr. Hojnacki, was an interstate truck driver who was hired by Last Rebel Trucking, a local North

Briefs Filed for Truck Driver in Workers’ Compensation Appeal

In Hojnacki v. Last Rebel Trucking, we have filed an opening brief and a reply brief to the North Carolina Court of Appeals in this workers’ compensation case. Mr. Hojnacki is an interstate truck driver who was severely injured while loading his truck. The primary issue on appeal is whether North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation Act

NC Supreme Court Denies Review in Fulford v. Jenkins; Win for Plaintiff

The North Carolina Supreme Court denied the defendants’ petition for discretionary review (PDR) in Fulford v. Jenkins today, among its long list of orders.  This is a wrongful death action based on the negligence of the Duplin County Department of Social Services and its employees.  The defendants lost on the issue governmental immunity, appealed, lost

2009 WILG Conference Session on Workers’ Compensation for Undocumented Workers

Valerie Johnson is speaking at the 2009 annual conference of the Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WLIG), to be held in Denver from October 16-19.  WILG is a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of injured workers. Valerie is presenting on the “Hop Topics” panel, and will be discussing recent developments

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

Guaranty Fund Bill Passed by NC Legislature

The North Carolina Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association is a state agency that, as one of its dutites, provides a guarantee for an annuity bought by North Carolina residents.  If the company that sells the annuity fails, then the Guaranty Association will take over paying the annuity up to a certain amount ($300,000 per