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 Police Organizations. The case raises important issues about when a municipality can be held liable
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 for Civil Rights. The Plaintiffs advocate the interests of the residents of Royal Oak, a
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 death sentence reduced to life in prison under the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.
On September 14, Burton was elected to serve a two year term as Vice-Chair of the Commission on Indigent Defense Services. The 13-member Commission was created by the Indigent Defense Services Act of 2000, and acts as the governing body of the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services. The Office of Indigent Defense Services oversees
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 caused her vehicle to go off the roadway, she corrected, and hit an oncoming
Hank Patterson and Narendra Ghosh will present a paper they co-wrote at the upcoming 18th Annual Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp CLE, which is put on by the NCAJ and will be held at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill on Friday December 2, 2011. Their paper is entitled “Future Medical Treatment: Substance and Procedure
At a recent CLE addressing changes to North Carolina Workers’ Compensation law put on by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Hank Patterson presented his paper entitled “Changes to G.S. §97-29: Limitations on Total Disability Benefits – Cap and Credit”. In the paper Hank summarizes and discusses the amendments to N.C. G.S. §97-29 in House Bill 709,
Burton Craige addressed another bill passed in the North Carolina General Assembly this session with his paper entitled “SB 33: The Brave New World of Malpractice Litigation” where he summarizes Senate Bill 33, shows its evolution and addresses some of the possible constitutional challenges that it may face. He spoke about his paper at a