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U.S. Investigates Sexual Harassment Charges at UNC

May 23, 2013

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill play a prominent role in judging sexual misconduct when it is reported. They serve a kind of quasi-judicial function which, in other circumstances, would be handled by workers in the criminal judicial system — police, prosecutors, judges and defense lawyers. Their handling of sexual harassment […]

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Apology Laws to Help Ease Medical Mistakes?

June 10, 2013

For years doctors have been denying any responsibility for mistakes they’ve made, but a new approach is believed to disarm patients and help reopen the door for patient and doctor communication. This new approach involves disclosing medical errors promptly after they occur and offering genuine apologies to injured patients and their families, rather than going […]

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Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Nantucket Grill, 41 Sickened

June 14, 2013

The Nantucket Grill in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has been identified as the source of an outbreak of the norovirus, according to the Legal Examiner. Forty-one people have reported getting sick after they ate at the restaurant or at an event it catered, the article states. Symptoms of the virus include: Chills Diarrhea Headaches Lethargy […]

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$10 Million Lawsuit Filed in NC Infant’s Death

October 7, 2013

The parents of a 4-month-old baby who died after suffocating at a day care in Fort Bragg have filed a lawsuit against the United States government for $10 million. WRAL News reports that Jason and Rachel Degenhard, of Fort Bragg, are alleging wrongful death and negligent infliction of emotional distress in the case of their […]

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Family Sues NC Hospital Over Wrongful Death of Teen

November 19, 2013

The parents of a teenager who died following a skateboarding accident have filed a lawsuit against Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina, alleging that staff negligence led to the death of their son. Tideland News reports David and Kimberly Hughes of Emerald Isle filed the charges after their son, Andrew Davis (Drew) Hughes, […]

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Fair Ride in N.C. Injures 5; Owner and Operator Charged with Assault

November 20, 2013

Following an accident involving a ride at the North Carolina State Fair that injured five people, both the operator and the ride’s owner have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon. NBC News reports that police arrested ride operator Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow (46) following an investigation into the incident with the Vortex ride, which […]

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N.C. Doctor Settles in Chronic Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

March 4, 2014

A Charlotte, North Carolina doctor agreed to a settlement for a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him by three former employees. Charlotte Observer reports that Dr. Hans Hansen settled the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount in a confidential agreement just days before the trial was scheduled to start. Hansen operates Pain Relief Center clinics in […]

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Lowes Sued Over Dog Attack Inside Store

March 6, 2014

Lowes Home Improvement, the North Carolina-based mega-chain, is facing a lawsuit filed by the family of a child who was bitten by a dog inside one of its stores. The Press Enterprise reports that the Zubaidi family of Murrieta filed the suit regarding an incident that occurred last year, when their then-3-year-old son was bitten […]

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N.C. Family Sues Whirlpool Over Deadly Fridge Fire

March 17, 2014

The family of a North Carolina man who was killed when his refrigerator caught fire filed a lawsuit against Whirlpool Corporation, the manufacturer of the appliance. WSJM News Radio reports that Ashley Alvin Walker’s surviving family is suing Whirlpool over a 2012 incident that caused the man’s death. Walker noticed smoke coming from his refrigerator […]

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Police Seek Driver at Fault in Deadly N.C. Collision

March 20, 2014

The North Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking a driver who is responsible for causing a four-car collision on N.C. 43 that killed one person and injured another. Rocky Mount Telegram reports that 51-year-old veteran Tony Leon Leonard, of Rocky Mount, was killed in the crash when the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) transport van in which […]

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