Case Results

Hartzog Law Group attorneys' proven track record of success speaks volumes.

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.

Katie Hartzog Obtains Summary Judgment for City Client

Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained summary judgment on behalf of a City in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of N.C. with regard to plaintiff’s claims of Title VII retaliation and constructive discharge, defamation, and interference with prospective contract. Plaintiff claimed that he was terminated and retaliated against after complaining to his supervisor about sexual

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Hartzog Prevails on Summary Judgment in Wrongful Termination Suit

Katie Weaver Hartzog won a motion for summary judgment on behalf of a behavioral health service entity on plaintiff’s claims for wrongful termination in violation of public policy. Plaintiff alleged that he was terminated to cover up allegations of patient abuse and Medicaid fraud. Hartzog successfully argued that plaintiff was terminated because he assaulted a

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Employment Law

North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Summary Judgment in Favor of Town

The North Carolina Court of Appeals upheld a finding of summary judgment in favor of a Town in a matter in which a former police officer claimed his rights were violated when he was terminated after filing a worker’s compensation claim. Ms. Hartzog successfully argued that the Town had shown legitimate, nondiscriminatory reasons for terminating

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Harassment Claim Dismissed Based on Governmental Immunity

Katie Weaver Hartzog obtained dismissal of plaintiffs’ state law tort claims based on governmental immunity and failure to state a claim where two teachers alleged they were sexually harassed by their supervisor.

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Town Successfully Defends Against Claims Brought by Police Officer

Dan Hartzog, Jr. successfully defended a Town against claims brought by a former police chief who alleged he was terminated in retaliation for accusing the newly named chief of illegal activity. The Town told plaintiff that they simply wanted to go in a new direction. However, in the F5 report of separation, the new police

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Jury Returns Defense Verdict on Due Process Liberty Interest Claim

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained a defense verdict on all claims in a federal lawsuit brought by a former Police Lieutenant who was terminated a few days after he was named the next Police Chief of a City. After making the announcement, the City learned that he was under investigation by the SBI and placed him

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Community College Teacher Loses on Claims of Employment Discrimination

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal in an employment discrimination claim brought by a former community college teacher. Defendants obtained dismissal on the grounds that there was no adverse employment action, as plaintiff’s contract had ended, and she had failed to timely apply to teach for the following semester.

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Union Discrimination Claims Against City, Dismissed

In a case that received significant media attention, a police union and its members claimed that a City and the former Police Chief had engaged in intimidation of the union and had taken several adverse employment actions targeting union members, including termination of the former president. Plaintiffs collectively sought injunctive relief to prohibit the City

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Municipal Law

REDA, Wrongful Discharge, Disability, Discrimination and Constitutional Violations Brought by Former Employee, Summary Judgment Obtained

Plaintiff filed suit alleging that she was terminated for filing a worker’s compensation claim, and was denied accommodations requested as a result of her limitations following her injury. Dan Hartzog, Jr. moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff could not establish a causal connection between her worker’s compensation claim and her discharge,

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Excessive Force Allegation Against Individual Police Officer, 12(b)(6) dismissal

Plaintiff brought suit alleging excessive force was used by two police officers who, after obtaining a warrant, had a nurse forcefully draw blood from a DUI suspect. Plaintiff claimed that the officers choked him and threw him on the ground when he asked to see the warrant. Plaintiff named both officers as defendants in the

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Municipal Law