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.

Dan Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal in Age Discrimination Suit

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in an age discrimination case brought by the former police chief against a Town. The chief was terminated at age 65. He alleged that he was terminated due to his age, and claimed that the Town Manager told him during his termination meeting that the Town Board wanted “younger

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Community College in Breach of Contract Case

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a former community college professor who alleged that he could not find work due to alleged statements by his former employer. Plaintiff had entered into a separation agreement with the defendant Community College after being charged with public indecency, which included a confidentiality clause. Summary

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Employment Law

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Dismissal for Town Client Facing Federal Suit

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a federal lawsuit filed by a former police officer for a Town. Plaintiff alleged that a recently elected Board member used racial language toward him while berating his work performance. Plaintiff resigned his employment due to what he considered a hostile work environment. Defendant obtained dismissal on

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Hartzog, Jr. Obtains Defense Ruling for Client Facing Retaliation Claim

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained a defense ruling in an administrative hearing at the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). This case involved an employee fired for excessive phone and internet use. Plaintiff alleged that she was actually fired in retaliation for her use of FMLA leave, and due to a disability (cancer) known to her employer. Following

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Employment Law

All Claims Against City Dismissed in Lawsuit Brought by Former Police Officer

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit brought by a former police officer for a City. The officer had been fired from the City for attending court for a personal matter while on duty, arriving late, and failing to prepare proper paperwork for a warrant. In response to a subsequent request

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Hartzog Successfully Defends Town Facing 20 Claims by Four Officers

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of all claims in a lawsuit filed by four former police officers for a Town. The case received significant media attention, due in part to the involvement of a Superior Court Judge. The officers brought twenty separate causes of action against the Town and various officials, including claims for wrongful

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

No Facts to Support Hostile Work Environment Claim

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained dismissal of a federal lawsuit alleging that Plaintiff was subjected to a hostile work environment in retaliation for protected speech. Defendant’s motion to dismiss was granted on the grounds that Plaintiff’s complaint failed to set fourth sufficient facts to assert a hostile work environment claim, as the majority of allegations were

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

City and Police Officers Granted Summary Judgment on Fatal Shooting by Law Enforcement Officers

Dan Hartzog, Jr. obtained summary judgment in a police shooting case in favor of two city police officers who responded to reports of a shooting at a residence. While the two officers were investigating the scene, Plaintiff drove his vehicle in a reckless and dangerous manner in the direction of the officers. Both officers fired

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Municipal Law

Summary Judgment in Wrongful Termination Case

Dan Hartzog Jr. obtained summary judgment in a wrongful termination case that received significant media attention. The Town terminated Plaintiffs due to rude and aggressive behavior. Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit alleging wrongful discharge and violations of the North Carolina Constitution, including equal protection, due process, and free speech. Plaintiffs claimed their terminations were due to

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Employment Law
Municipal Law

Police Officers Claims Against City Dismissed before Discovery

Katie Weaver Hartzog and Dan Hartzog obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a police officer’s claims that she was constructively discharged based on her refusal to “cover up” an allegedly shoddy criminal investigation regarding the drowning death of a fellow officer’s husband in their swimming pool. Plaintiff’s claims included civil conspiracy, constructive wrongful discharge, and

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Employment Law
Municipal Law