North Carolina

Legal Ethics

Surreptitious collection of DNA from water bottle lands lawyer for exonerated inmate in hot water

Trials & Litigation

Police officer sues Starbucks after being burned by cup of free coffee; jury awards nothing

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA chief David Petraeus gets probation, is fined $100K for giving classified info to biographer

Business of Law

For the second month in a row, Polsinelli hires a health-care team to open a new office

Military Law

Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, rescued by US through Gitmo prisoner swap, is charged with desertion

Business of Law

Five-partner health-care group exits Nelson Mulllins to open new office in Raleigh for Chicago firm

Business of Law

Troutman Sanders adds 4 more K&L Gates lawyers to growing Charlotte office

Criminal Justice

Ex-CIA director Petraeus reaches plea deal in claimed classified docs leak to mistress

Entertainment & Sports Law

Suit by former UNC athletes claims substandard classes amounted to breach of contract

Criminal Justice

Appeals court OKs dropped cigarette-butt evidence in slaying at lawyer’s home

Animal Law

New Year’s Eve possum drop will go on without the marsupial; PETA says animal has no right to work

Privacy Law

Judge unseals cellphone surveillance orders; deputy DA has ‘fervent hope’ convictions will stand

Criminal Justice

Alibi clears man arrested in courthouse shooting; two others arrested

Criminal Justice

Ex-con is arrested in North Carolina courthouse shooting; his cousin says cops got the wrong guy

Criminal Justice

Man who died after driving flaming truck into law firm had dated one of its clients

Law Firms

Man dies after lighting truck on fire and driving it into law firm

Media & Communications Law

Court announces total photo ban after earlier rule is flouted by multiple media outlets

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court reinstates another election law challenged for impact on black voters

Criminal Justice

Apparent wrong-number texts, phone messages from Wal-Mart spark man’s confession to long-ago slaying


Lawyer is jobless and sleeping in his car after losing suit seeking OT for document review