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Dec 24, 2013

Thirteen years later, AG defamation suit back to start

RALEIGH (AP) — When attorney general candidate Dan Boyce filed a defamation lawsuit against Roy Cooper, his campaign committee and aides over a campaign television commercial, Bill Clinton was just wrapping up two terms as president and Jim Hunt was ending four terms as governor. Thirteen years later, the lawsuit is back where it started […]

Oct 16, 2013

Gubernatorial candidate says AG inconsistent on lawsuits

A Durham attorney running for governor in 2016 says it's logically inconsistent for expected gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper to oppose election and marriage laws while defending them in court as North Carolina's attorney general.

Aug 29, 2013

Criminal Practice – Court Sees Discovery Abuse, But Upholds Conviction

U.S. v. Bartko : A securities lawyer convicted of crimes arising from a fraudulent investment scheme cannot win a new trial based on his claims that the government withheld information favorable to his case; the 4th Circuit upholds the lawyer’s convictions, but admonishes the prosecutors in this district about a pattern of discovery abuse.

Feb 5, 2013

NC attorney general joins Standard & Poor’s case

North Carolina's attorney general is joining 12 other states and the federal government by accusing Standard & Poor's in court of claiming to objectively evaluate investment risks while actually favoring and being paid by the companies selling securities.

May 26, 2011

Civil Practice – Consumer Complaint – Attorney General – Pharmacy Chains – Remand

State of West Virginia ex rel. Darrell V. McGraw Jr., AG v. CVS Pharmacy Inc. A consumer complaint filed in state court by the Attorney General of West Virginia against five pharmacy chains that allegedly sold generic drugs to West Virginia consumers without passing the cost savings on to the consumers should have been remanded from federal court back to state court; the 4th Circuit says [...]

Dec 17, 2010

Scam targets NC lawyers, but Oxford attorney doesn’t bite

Attorney General Roy Cooper has issued an alert to lawyers across the state to be on the lookout for check scams that are targeting law firms. The scams involve what appear to be authentic checks for large sums for money. Although such scams usually start with an e-mail, in two recent cases, counterfeit checks have been sent directly to attorneys in North Carolina, including one for $295,500 sent [...]

Oct 29, 2010

Allegations leveled against driving school

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into alleged improprieties at the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, a nonprofit organization that offers defensive driving courses in 54 counties in the state. The investigation in Mecklenburg County was confirmed by an attorney who represents a former employee of the driving school who was terminated in September. The employee's name is Cath[...]

Sep 10, 2010

Cooper: Major changes at SBI crime lab

RALEIGH (AP) – North Carolina’s attorney general appointed an interim director of the embattled state-run crime lab on Sept. 8 to review the department for problems like those found in a unit that analyzes blood. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Gerald Arnold, a former chief judge of the state appeals court, will serve as interim […]

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