Case Results

HLG Attorneys Prevail at Trial

HLG attorneys Dan Hartzog Jr. and Katie Barber-Jones prevailed at trial in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Dan and Katie were defending a North Carolina city and two of its police officers in a First Amendment challenge to a City policy and an arrest of the plaintiff at a City event.  Senior U.S. District Judge W. Earl Britt directed a verdict for the defendants after the parties’ evidence was presented, finding that there was no evidence of an unconstitutional city policy and that the officers had probable cause to arrest the plaintiff.