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Raleigh lawyer explains NCSU Title IX investigation
8/22/17 – Defense attorney Jonathan Trapp says North Carolina State University’s decision to conduct a Title IX investigation into a campus party suggests officials suspect more happened than drug and alcohol violations.
Multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit filed against Fayetteville company
6/12/17 – Attorneys in Durham filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit Monday against Mann + Hummel, based in Fayetteville. The lawsuit claims the company is responsible for former employee Sherion Winfrey’s death, and is suing the company for gross negligence and discrimination.
Family files suit against Morrisville-based manufacturer after woman’s 2015 death
6/12/17 – The family of a 62-year-old woman who died in June 2015 after passing out at a Fayetteville manufacturing plant filed a multi-million lawsuit Monday against the company they say is responsible for her death.
Lawsuit filed in Durham over woman’s death at manufacturing plant
6/12/17 – A Cumberland County man filed what he called a “multi-million dollar” lawsuit in the Durham County Courthouse on Monday, alleging that a Fayetteville-based manufacturer was responsible for his wife’s death at work in 2015.
Michael Peterson goes free after pleading guilty to manslaughter in wife’s death
2/24/17 – Michael Peterson entered the highly anticipated plea Friday that resolves the murder case that has lingered over him for 15 years, but neither he nor his dead wife’s family left the courthouse fully satisfied with the end of the judicial process.
Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife’s death
2/24/17 – Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife’s death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he’s guilty.
Durham teen jailed for 10-13 years in Hillsborough store shooting
1/31/07 – A Durham teenager was sentenced to between 10 and 13 years in prison Tuesday for a shooting last year at the D-N-G Mart on N.C. 86, just north of U.S. 70 in Orange County.
Rape charges against former UNC basketball player Melvin Scott dropped
4/23/15 – During the celebration of UNC’s 2005 basketball national championship, player Melvin Scott and some of his teammates collapsed on the floor. Eight months ago he watched his life collapse around him when he was accused of drugging and raping a woman at his Durham home.
Durham prosecutors drop rape charge against Melvin Scott, former UNC point guard
4/22/15 – Prosecutors have dismissed second-degree rape charges against Melvin Scott, the former UNC basketball guard who played on the 2005 championship team.
Rape charge dismissed against ex-Tar Heels basketball player
4/22/15 – A prosecutor says his office has dismissed a second-degree rape charge against a former University of North Carolina men’s basketball player.
Lawyer: Vick to plead guilty to dogfighting charges
8/20/07 – More than football, Michael Vick’s freedom is the question now. With three associates prepared to testify that he brutally executed dogs and bankrolled gambling, the NFL star agreed Monday to “accept full responsibility” for his role in a dogfighting ring and plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges.
Falcons star Vick relies on legal eagles for defense
8/1/07 – Michael Vick this week added a fifth attorney to his defense team, creating a powerhouse legal bloc that appears poised to take the dogfighting case all the way to trial.
Experts: Vick’s legal team faces daunting PR challenge
7/30/07 – Michael Vick’s high-profile legal team must master public-relations challenges, as much as legal hurdles, in the NFL star’s potentially career-ending trial on federal dogfighting charges.
Lawyer: Duke Accuser Wasn’t Raped
4/10/06 – Time-stamped photographs will show an exotic dancer was already injured and “very impaired” when she arrived at a party where she claims she was raped by members of Duke University’s men’s lacrosse team, an attorney for one of the players said Sunday.
Lacrosse Team Defense Attorneys Speak Out About Rape Allegations
3/30/06 – Defense attorneys for some members of Duke University’s lacrosse team are taking issue with comments by Durham County’s district attorney concerning an investigation into an exotic dancer’s rape allegations.