Case Results

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Case results included on this site are not a complete list of results obtained, but are illustrative of the matters handled by our attorneys. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Dismissal Obtained of Claims Based Upon Search and Seizure of Abused Dogs

Dan Hartzog Jr. and Katherine Barber-Jones obtained dismissal of a suit against a municipality and police officer brought by a plaintiff who alleged that the officer engaged in unlawful entry and seizure when he removed abused dogs from the plaintiff’s property.

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Municipal Law

Dismissal Obtained of Claims Against Officers Who Escorted Social Workers on Welfare Check

Dan Hartzog Jr. and Katherine Barber-Jones obtained a dismissal of claims against law enforcement officers alleged to have engaged in unlawful home entry in connection with enforcing an administrative warrant for a welfare check on a disabled individual.

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Municipal Law

Favorable Settlement Obtained in Suit Based Upon Decades-Old Wrongful Conviction

Dan Hartzog, Dan Hartzog Jr., and Katherine Barber-Jones obtained a favorable settlement of claims against several retired police officers and a North Carolina municipality brought by a man who had been sentenced to life in prison for rape and burglary in the late 1980s.  After the man was released and pardoned based upon newly-tested DNA

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Municipal Law

Plaintiff’s Claims of Disability and Race Discrimination Thwarted by Evidence that he Verbally Threatened a Co-Worker

Our attorneys obtained summary judgment on a former employee’s federal race and disability discrimination and retaliation claims by establishing that the employer had a legitimate nondiscriminatory reason for termination of employment.

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Employment Law

Title IX Claims Dismissed Against Private College

Katie Weaver Hartzog and a former colleague persuaded a judge in the Western District of North Carolina to dismiss Title IX claims prior to discovery. The claims arose after a student claimed that she was sexually harassed by another student and the College mishandled her complaint and the disciplinary hearing against the accused. The matter

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Education Law

Title IX Claims Against a NC University Dismissed

Our attorneys obtained dismissal of a Title IX claim against a North Carolina university. Plaintiff alleged that he was suspended in violation of Title IX and without due process after he was found guilty of sexual misconduct by a disciplinary panel. Our attorneys filed a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim on

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Education Law

Federal Fair Housing Claims Dismissed by the Eastern District

Katie Hartzog and Michael Cohen recently obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s federal lawsuit alleging claims of Fair Housing discrimination, retaliatory eviction, and breach of contract based on failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.

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Fair Housing

Dismissal in Matter Before Office of Administrative Hearings

Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained a dismissal of a matter filed with the North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings after filing a motion to dismiss and supporting memorandum arguing that the North Carolina State Personnel Act did not apply to plaintiff, and accordingly the Office of Administrative Hearings lacked jurisdiction over the matter. After reviewing defendant’s

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Summary Judgment as to Plaintiff’s Claims that he was Retaliated Against for his Union Activity Upheld by the Fourth Circuit.

Katie Weaver Hartzog and a former colleague represented a local fire department and its chief in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C. regarding Plaintiff’s claims for wrongful discharge, violations of civil rights, violations of union organizing rights, and First Amendment restraint. Plaintiff was a fire fighter/paramedic and was president of a

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Plaintiff’s Discrimination Claim Based on PTSD Diagnosis Dismissed

Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained dismissal of plaintiff’s claims against a Community College alleging discrimination based on his Post Traumatic Stress Disorder disability, which he obtained during his service in Afghanistan.

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Employment Law
Municipal Law