Whistleblower who reported prosecutors' wife-hiring scheme wins $1.8M jury award
The former staffer who reported three years ago that then-Person County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher had hired a colleague's wife for a no-show job has won a $1.8 million jury award under North Carolina's whistleblower law.
Man accused of setting fire to tree on UNC campus found not guilty by reason of insanity
The man accused of setting fire to the Davie Poplar tree on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus in 2017 was found not guilty by reason of insanity on Wednesday afternoon.
NC rakes in more than 38 verdicts, settlements valued over $1M in 2017
North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, a top legal source publication, annually reports the top self-reported legal settlements and verdicts in the state.