Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP
Call Us Today
Toll Free 866-965-2403

December 2012 Archives

North Carolina couple files lawsuit over son's death

The city of Charlotte faces legal action after a 21-year-old man died when police officers shocked him with a Taser in 2011. The wrongful death lawsuit, which the man's parents filed in federal court in North Carolina, accuses a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer of using excessive force against the victim; the plaintiffs claim the officer used a Taser to fatally shock their son as he was attempting to calm down his girlfriend, who had begun to physically attack him. The lawsuit also names Taser International, the manufacturer of the popular stun gun, as a defendant.

Tobacco manufacturer requests retrial in wrongful death case

A tobacco manufacturer ordered to pay $116 million over the 2002 lung-cancer death of a 54-year-old woman has requested that those damages be vacated and a retrial be ordered. The company argues that its initial trial was not conducted fairly. In lieu of such an action, North Carolina-based Lorillard asked the court to reduce its ordered payments to the victim's estate to $1 million.

Man seriously injured after fall at North Carolina stadium

A 22-year-old is in critical condition after falling approximately 40 feet at North Carolina's Bank of America Stadium shortly after the beginning of the ACC championship football game. According to the victim's mother, the man slipped from the stadium's forth level after stopping to snap a photograph on his way back to his seat.

Newly appointed North Carolina official killed in truck accident

A 68-year-old man was killed after his car collided with a semi-truck. The accident occurred several days after the victim was appointed interim manager for a North Carolina county, leaving officials uncertain regarding his replacement. Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at approximately 5:41 p.m.

School principal arrested for drunk driving

Recently, police arrested an elementary school principal in York, Virginia, for allegedly driving under the influence of intoxicants and for a hit and run. The DUI charge stems from an incident that occurred when the woman struck a utility pole with a white SUV and then left the scene. Authorities subsequently arrested the woman, and prosecutors charged her with the misdemeanors of DUI and hit and run. As a result of the accident, she was removed as principal of the school and re-assigned to duties at the school board office. The woman's hearing on her case will be in February.

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP

Daniel Pleasant Holoman LLP
232 Causeway Drive
Unit 1-A
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Toll Free: 866-965-2403
Fax: 910-679-4363
Map & Directions