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Harnett County

Jul 17, 2018

Judge: Deputy likely violated rights in 2015 fatal shooting

RALEIGH (AP) Relatives of a North Carolina man fatally shot by a deputy can proceed with a wrongful death lawsuit after a judge found sufficient evidence that his constitutional rights were violated. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle rejected a request by the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office to dismiss the case in a ruling issued July […]

Apr 24, 2018

Unsealed documents: Deputy says man’s shooting was justified

RALEIGH (AP) A federal judge unsealed court documents April 23 that show a North Carolina deputy’s strategy for fighting a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of a man fatally shot on his porch in 2015. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle made the documents public after media outlets had argued there was no compelling reason for […]

Apr 13, 2018

Deputies: Law requires secrecy for fatal shooting files

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff’s office said it’s obligated by state law to keep investigative files secret as it fights a lawsuit alleging excessive force by deputies, including the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in 2015. Lawyers for Harnett County Sheriff’s Office deputies were responding this week in court documents to […]

Sep 3, 2015

Harnett County jury awards woman $1.6 million in car crash case

A Harnett County jury has returned a $1.6 million verdict in favor of a woman who suffered traumatic brain injury after a pickup truck slammed into her car, her attorneys report.

May 22, 2014

Former Harnett employee told to pay $5 million

LILLINGTON – A former Harnett County employee has been ordered to pay the county more than $5 million in a case involving missing documents and claims of corruption. The Fayetteville Observer reported ( that Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser has ordered former Harnett County public utilities employee Randy Rogers to pay $5.2 million in damages. […]

Feb 18, 2011

Criminal Practice – Kidnapping – Purpose – Terrorizing & Physically Harming Victim – Sexual Assault – Deadly Weapon

State v. Bonilla. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-07-0152, 15 pp.) (Wanda G. Bryant, J.) Appealed from Harnett County Superior Court. (R. Allen Baddour Jr., J.) N.C. App. Click here for the full text of the opinion. Holding: Where defendant beat, bound, and sexually assaulted the kidnap victim, the jury could find that defendant intended to terrorize […]

Aug 19, 2010

Tort/Negligence – Medical Malpractice – Rule 59(a) – Juror Misconduct

Cummings v. Ortega. The trial court did not commit legal error, nor did it abuse its discretion by admitting into evidence affidavits of two jurors alleging juror misconduct when considering a Rule 59(a) motion to set aside a jury verdict and subsequently refusing to reconsider its decision.

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