NOTEWORTHY CASES

2018 |
Tully v. City of Wilmington

In March 2018, S. Luke Largess and Cheyenne N. Chambers obtained a significant victory before the Supreme Court of North Carolina on behalf of Kevin Tully, a Wilmington police officer. The landmark case created a new cause of action for government employees under Article I, Section 1 of the North Carolina Constitution. A copy of the Court’s opinion can be accessed here.

In December 2014, represented by former Tin Fulton attorney, Katy Parker, Mr. Tully sued the City, asserting that he was never given the opportunity to grieve his denial of a promotion—a violation of his state constitutional right to “the enjoyment of the fruits of [his] own labor.”

 
2018 |
Mitchum v. BB Carolina Holdings

In March of 2018, Sam McGee and his co-counsel Jon Moore received a jury verdict of $3,850,000.00 in a case involving the death of a construction worker who was killed when a trench collapsed on him at a construction site. The defendant general contractor blamed Mr. Mitchum for his own death, and only made very low settlement offers before trial. The jury found that the general contractor was grossly negligent in its handling of the construction site and its hiring of a sub-contractor unqualified for trenching work. This case is believed to be the highest jury verdict in Union County history for personal injury or wrongful death.

 
2018 |
Miller v. Pro-Seal Systems

Sam McGee represented Myron Miller, a track and basketball coach (and an elite athlete in his own right) who sustained life-threatening injuries when his car was struck by an out-of-control dump truck. Mr. Miller likely only survived because of his exceptionally good condition and health. After lengthy litigation and approaching the time of trial, the defendant settled for $1,250,000.00.