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Tort/Negligence – Respondeat Superior – Dismissal of Agent – Battery (access required)

Metts v. New Hanover Regional Medical Center Although plaintiff alleges that an individual defendant hit plaintiff without provocation, plaintiff failed to serve the individual defendants with process within the statute of limitations period, and plaintiff does not appeal the dismissal of his claims against those defendants.

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Civil Rights – Municipal – Civil Practice – Pleadings – Conclusory Allegations – Tort/Negligence – Battery – Fleeing Suspect – Hit with Car (access required)

Purcell v. City of Greensboro Plaintiff makes no factual allegations that the defendant-police officer who ran him down with a patrol car was acting pursuant to a policy of the defendant-city. Mere conclusory allegations are insufficient to state a claim.

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The buck stops with NFL star  (access required)

Charlotte defense lawyer George V. Laughrun II had never tried a civil case. But when an NFL linebacker asks you to do something, you do it. Three-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jon Beason of the Charlotte Panthers hired Laughrun after he was arrested and charged with assaulting a man at a Queen City strip club in November 2009. The District Attorney’s Office later dismissed the case against Beason, but the alleged victim, Greg Frye, sued him for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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