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Lawsuit Alleges Negligence by NC Medical Examiner

June 23, 2014

Gretchen Propst of Charlotte, NC, lost her appeals court lawsuit against Dr. Bruce Flitt, Gaston County, NC medical examiner,  on June 3, 2014. Ms. Gretchen Propst had submitted a suit against Dr. Flitt after discovering Dr. Flitt had failed to accurately examine her dead son’s body for cause of death. Dr. Flitt signed an inaccurate […]

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I Ain’t Drunk, I’ve Just Been Drinking – Get the Facts About Driving While Impaired (DWI)

August 6, 2014

Under North Carolina DWI law, you do not have to be physically or mentally “drunk” to be convicted of a DWI.

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N.C. Trucking Firm to Pay $243,000 for Racial Slurs and Harassment

April 1, 2013

Contonius Gill and Robert Floyd, Jr., were awarded more than $243,000 and injunctive relief against A.C. Widenhouse, Inc., a Concord-based North Carolina trucking company for race harassment and retaliation, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the judgment March 8. The EEOC filed the lawsuit on […]

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Lawsuit Alleges Negligence by NC Medical Center, Leading to Wrongful Death

July 2, 2013

Siblings Christopher Utt and Tracy Leonard filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Davidson County Superior Court alleging that their father was given the wrong medication, which caused him to die. Davidson County’s The-Dispatch.com reports that the suit was filed on behalf of Terry Wayne Utt, 60, who died on July 5, 2011 at Winston-Salem’s Wake […]

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North Carolina Deck Collapse Injures 21

July 12, 2013

Earlier this week, a second-story deck collapsed at a condominium unit on Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, sending 21 people to area hospitals with various injuries. NBC News reports that the deck off the second story of the condo collapsed onto a ground-level concrete patio. At the time of the collapse, there were 25 […]

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NC Lawsuit Charges PWC with Racial Discrimination

July 19, 2013

An 11-year employee who was fired from the Public Works Commission (PWC) in Fayetteville last October has filed a lawsuit against the utility, accusing them of racial discrimination. The Fayetteville Observer reports that 31-year-old Adrian Blackwell filed the suit in U.S. District Court, which accuses the Fayetteville PWC of favoring white employees. Blackwell states that […]

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Injured Amusement Park Performer Fights for Workers’ Compensation Claim

August 5, 2013

A stage gunfighter for Ghost Town in the Sky, wounded during a performance, may receive payment under North Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws after initially being informed the insurance company wouldn’t pay. Robert Bradley was employed to stage mock shootouts with other actors in the fictitious Wild West Town attraction at Ghost Town to entertain guests, […]

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Tasered NC Man Files Lawsuit

August 12, 2013

A man who was shocked with a Taser at a Gastonia department store is suing the officer involved in what he claims was a racially motivated incident. According to The Gaston Gazette, 22-year-old Christopher Martin filed the lawsuit against Officer Arthur B. Johns and two loss prevention officers, Amanda Crosby and Jamie Carpenter, employed at […]

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NC Contracting Company Sued in Crane Collapse

August 20, 2013

A Tennessee man has filed a lawsuit against a construction contracting company based in North Carolina, following a crane collapse earlier this year that left him severely injured. The Wilson Post reports that Carroll Lee Williams, of Wilson County, Tennessee, is suing Mountain States Contractors, LLC, over an incident that occurred on May 21 at […]

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North Carolina Police Shoot, Kill Unarmed Car Crash Victim Seeking Help

September 17, 2013

Officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, shot to death an unarmed 24-year-old man who was running toward them in what they perceived as a threatening manner’a man who was seeking help after having crashed his car. The Daily Caller reports that Jonathan Ferrell approached officers arriving in response to a breaking and entering call from a […]

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