Although people typically do their best to avoid going to court, many of us will eventually find ourselves embroiled in civil litigation cases. This will happen for a wide variety of reasons, most of them will be unpredictable and legal represention will be important. In this blog post, we’re going to look at some interesting scenarios surrounding civil suits.
Sexual harassment cases and accusations have made high-profile headlines the last few years. Let’s start our post off with the following in-depth look at this important topic:
In North Carolina, Sharing Your #MeToo Story Could Land You in Court
Since the #MeToo movement went viral in late 2017, a number of once-powerful celebrities have become synonymous with sexual abuse: Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, R. Kelly, Matt Lauer, etc.
A once-powerful celebrity you might not immediately recognize is Victor Mignogna. “Vic” to his rabid fans, Mignogna is a former star in the anime industry known for providing the voice of popular characters in the Fullmetal Alchemist and Dragon Ball franchises. And like many of those #MeToo household names, Mignogna was called out for spending the better part of two decades sexually harassing a number of women and girls, including two of his coworkers….
But then Mignogna took a different approach than the men before him: He filed a defamation lawsuit against his victims in Texas, claiming his accusers damaged his reputation by describing their abuse at his hands. Read more at Indy Week…
Hopefully, you’ll never have to deal with sexual harassment — or the especially egregious circumstance of being sued for speaking out about your experience. However, if you or a loved one should ever find yourself in a similar situation, you should secure a trusted attorney to protect your rights.
Unfortunately, being the target of an unwarranted lawsuit creates financial necessities, which can potentially stretch you thin. What are the options for recouping the money you spend defending yourself? The following post lays it out:
Recovering Attorney’s Fees in Civil Cases
Innocent plaintiffs are often frustrated by the need to pay attorney’s fees despite their legitimate claims against wrongful defendants. Understandably, many plaintiffs believe that they would not need to spend money on legal fees if the defendant had not acted wrongfully. Thus, successful plaintiffs often seek to have the defendant pay their legal fees for them.
Unfortunately for such plaintiffs, the general rule in North Carolina is that each party to a civil case pays his or her own attorney’s fees, regardless of who prevailed at trial. However, this general rule is subject to several statutory exceptions that are triggered upon the plaintiff’s success at trial. Read more at Dummit Fradin…
Now, we’re going to completely switch gears and examine the matter of minors and personal injury claims in North Carolina. Read the following post for details:
North Carolina Personal Injury Claims Involving Minors
Everyday individuals unfortunately are injured across North Carolina in all sorts of different ways — from car wrecks, to “slip/trip and falls,” to other accidents.
And, sadly, these injuries sometimes involve children or other minors — those under 18 years old. When injuries occur because someone was legally liable and caused the injury, there may be a valid legal claim on behalf of the injured minor. Such cases involving minors can be heartbreaking, and they involve unique legal issues. This article provides a basic overview of personal injury claims involving minors. Read more at National Law Review…
If you find yourself in any type of civil litigation case in North Carolina, attorney Jonathan Meek can provide you with expert representation. He has years of legal experience which includes handling scores of civil litigation cases. You can rest easy once you make an appointment with Meek Law Firm. Call us at 704-848-6335 or complete the contact form on the website and we’ll get back with you.