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Leto Copeley Wins Church Sex Abuse Case in NC Court of Appeals

In a unanimous decision, the NC Court of Appeals affirmed that a case against the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, its Bishop, Peter J. Jugis, and a seminarian, John Brian Kaup, could proceed to the next phase, which is called discovery. The Diocese of Charlotte attempted to have the case thrown out of court, arguing that the plaintiff’s claims were barred by the First Amendment. Yet, the court held that the First Amendment does not protect churches against claims of negligent supervision, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and loss of services, as these claims do not

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CJG Remembers Dr Martin Luther King’s fight for Workers’ Rights

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, for fighting for workers’ rights. This holiday weekend, your friends at Copeley Johnson & Groninger pause to remember Dr. King’s outstanding advocacy on behalf of workers. Everyone knows about Dr. King’s tremendous advocacy for racial equality and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. But Dr. King’s legacy also includes protecting workers’ rights to dignity, fair pay and benefits, and just treatment. The very day before he was killed, he led a march in Memphis, Tennessee demanding fair treatment and work conditions for that city’s sanitation workers. Even the

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Attorney Leto Copeley has been elected President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association.

Attorney Leto Copeley of Copeley Johnson & Groninger PLLC in Durham has been elected President of the National Crime Victim Bar Association. The Association  provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area and work to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime. The Bar Association is a program of the National Center For Victims Of Crime, located in Annapolis, Virginia.  The Center is the leading national resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them. Copeley is

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CJG is investigating Hernia Mesh Injuries

DID YOU KNOW MORE THAN 800,000 HERNIA REPAIRS ARE PERFORMED IN THE U.S. EACH YEAR?  YET THERE HAVE BEEN 50,000+ LAWSUITS IN THE U.S. RELATED TO HERNIA MESH PROCEDURES AND THE NUMBER CONTINUES TO RISE. The most common adverse events following hernia repair with mesh are pain, infection, hernia recurrence, bowel obstruction, adhesion and perforation. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE. Patients suffering from complications after receiving a hernia mesh implant may be entitled to compensation.   Hernia lawsuits are generally handled in federal court, and multiple claims are combined together in the same lawsuit. Copeley Johnson

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Copeley Johnson & Groninger Reports Trial Win in Wrongful Death Case Against Distracted Driver

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Distracted drivers caused 54,302 crashes, injuries, and wrongful deaths in North Carolina in 2016.  If you travel on the streets or highways, you are at risk for being injured or killed by someone who is more interested in their phone than their driving.   On the morning of May 10, 2016, Russell Rutledge was driving his Chevrolet Silverado from a business meeting in Garner to meet a colleague in Durham. As he drove, Rutledge was using his cell phone to text, email, and make and receive phone calls.  The evidence showed that Rutledge drifted onto

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