NOTEWORTHY CASES

2013 |
In re Wilmington Star-News & N.C. Press Association

Representing the Wilmington Star-News and the N.C Press Association, Katy Parker successfully persuaded Superior Court Judge Jack Jenkins in New Hanover County to order the release of a dash cam video showing a Wilmington Police Department canine officer releasing his dog on a suspect following a police chase on Halloween night. The police department had previously refused to release the video to the public.

 
2013 |
Barber v. City of Charlotte

After Clarence Barber complained about being wrongfully arrested for carrying a concealed weapon — his lawfully owned gun was in plain view when he was approached by law enforcement — his criminal charge was increased to a felony. Luke Largess successfully litigated a federal lawsuit on Mr. Barber’s behalf in which he alleged federal constitutional claims under the First Amendment and Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as state tort claims of false arrest, malicious prosecution, and obstruction of justice. The matter was resolved with a pretrial settlement of $99,000.

 
2013 |
State v. S.H.

Noell Tin and Sarah Bennett secured not guilty verdicts in Rutherford County on behalf of their client, a former public works director for the Town of Forest City who was charged with 12 felony counts of embezzlement from the town.