Sunday, December 21, 2014 10:43:56 AM

Judge orders mediation in media lawsuit over fired UNC staffers

SMVT attorneys Hugh Stevens, Mike Tadych and Brandon Huffman today represented a coalition of North Carolina media companies in a hearing against the University of North Carolina. The lawsuit comes after the University refused to disclosed the names of the nine campus employees who were either disciplined or fired for their roles in the school’s ongoing […]

Amanda Martin quoted on school board meeting in private home

The Silva Herald has reported on a school board’s decision to hold their meeting in a private residence. The Herald quoted SMVT partner and N.C. Press Association attorney Amanda Martin: N.C. Press Association attorney Amanda Martin told The Herald that the meeting location does meet the letter of the law; however, if she were writing […]

Mike Tadych quoted on military equipment secrecy

SMVT partner Mike Tadych was quoted by WRAL on secrecy surrounding local authorities in North Carolina acquiring military equipment from the federal government. The localities claim the secrecy arises from security concerns. From WRAL: Mike Tadych, a Raleigh attorney who represents media organizations including WRAL News, said he doesn’t see how the security exemption would […]

Mike Tadych quoted on DHS failure to produce records

Recently, WRAL reported on state Department of Health and Human Services officials’ failure to produce emails requested by the news organization. The request was made more than a year ago.   The story quotes SMVT partner Mike Tadych on the North Carolina Public Records Law, which says that the public records must be produced as […]

Brandon J. Huffman Quoted on Closed Meeting in Carteret County

The Carteret County News-Times has published a story on a meeting between the Carteret County Commissioners and Gov. McCrory. The article quotes SMVT associate Brandon J. Huffman on whether the meeting, which included a quorum of the Commissioners, might have violated North Carolina’s open meetings law. “They can meet so long as they are not conducting, […]