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

NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Narendra’s client in criminal appeal

This morning, the North Carolina Court of Appeals issued a unanimous decision in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh’s client. In State v. Jaimes, the Court held that a trial court erred in permitting the State to amend a criminal indictment to change the name of the alleged victim from “Hernandez Jr.” to “Hernandez Sr.”  The

Elon faculty vote to unionize by wide margin

Last week, adjunct faculty at Elon University voted to unionize by nearly a 2-1 margin, with 112 votes in favor of the Union and 68 in opposition.  The faculty will affiliate with SEIU Workers United Southern Region, and will now move forward scheduling negotiations with the university. Patterson Harkavy represented the faculty before the National

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

NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Paul’s client, finds police officers violated Fourth Amendment

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals published an opinion finding in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Paul Smith’s client. In North Carolina v. Stanley, a unanimous panel of the court held that police officers violated the Fourth Amendment when they knocked on a home’s back door without a warrant.   Police officers who do not have

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 Harkavy brought suit against defendants including the officers who participated in

NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Narendra’s client in personal injury discovery dispute

Yesterday, the North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Narendra Ghosh’s clients. In Saunders v. Hull Property Group, LLC et al., a unanimous panel of the court affirmed an order compelling the defendant to disclose certain evidence related to a slip-and-fall.  The defendant argued that the evidence was protected by the

NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Paul’s client in criminal appeal

The North Carolina Court of Appeals published an opinion finding in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Paul Smith’s client. In North Carolina v. Everrette, a unanimous panel of the court vacated a criminal judgment for obtaining property by false pretenses against Paul’s client.  The Court concluded that the indictments in the case failed to describe