We have just obtained information through the Public Justice website that previously sealed documents from Remington showed that the company knew for decades about a trigger defect in the Remington Model 700, the most popular bolt-action rifle in America, and a dozen other models could fire when no one pulled the trigger. Continue reading →
Published On: 10.13.2016 Charlotte, NC
NY Times Releases 3-D Reconstruction of Keith Lamont Scott Scene
The N.Y. Times has released a 3-D reconstruction of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting scene based on a frame-by-frame analysis of all videos detailing the incident in which Mr. Scott was shot by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police on September 20, 2016. Continue reading →
Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by CMPD officers while waiting for his child to come home from school.
Charles G. Monnett, Charlotte, NC attorney, and Justin Bamberg, Bamberg, SC attorney, have joined together as co-counsel for the widely publicized police shooting involving Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, NC on September 20, 2016. Continue reading →
Published On: 9.22.2016 Charlotte, NC
View Justin Bamberg and Charles Monnett speak about Keith Scott being shot by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and how the family is coping with the aftermath.
“Ultimately, I think what the whole community wants is the truth,” Monnett said. “I think that the family will ultimately supports its [the video] release. These videos don’t always hold all the answers and everyone needs to reserve judgment until we have all of the facts.”
Published On: 7.1.2016 Charlotte, NC
Uptick in Traffic Deaths for 2015
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that 2015 was one of the deadliest years on the road since 2008. An increase of 7.7% in traffic fatalities from 2014 can’t be linked to any one reason yet. Potential explanations are more people driving distracted (talking or texting on a cell phone) and lower gas prices. Read more here.
Published On: 6.28.2016 Charlotte, NC
IKEA Issues Recall on MALM Dressers
After the death of at least 6 children by IKEA’s MALM dressers not being anchored to the wall, IKEA has issued a voluntary recall of the dressers. Consumers are reportedly being offered refunds or if they prefer to keep the dresser are being offered repairs. Learn more about which products are being recalled.
Published On: 6.22.2016 Charlotte, NC
NCAJ Spotlights Lauren O. Newton
Lauren O. Newton was recently featured on the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) website in the Member Spotlight section. We are very proud that she serves on the 2016-2017 Executive Committee and also serves as Chair of the NCAJ Women’s Caucus. We are very proud to have Ms. Newton as an associate attorney at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates.
To read more about Lauren Newton on the NCAJ Member Spotlight: https://www.ncaj.com/index.cfm?pg=MemberSpotlight
Here are some questions to ask, tips that you should know and a homework assignment to complete before you check into the hospital.
Here are some questions to ask, tips that you should know and a homework assignment to complete before you check into the hospital. Continue reading →
Published On: 12.28.2015 Charlotte, NC
Oh, The Weather Outside is Frightful
Here in the South we have been inundated with rain – lots of rain. And while we don’t get snow like our Northern and Western neighbors, the weather patterns are becoming frightful with all of the heavy rain we do get. What goes hand-in-hand with bad weather? Car crashes.
On average, there are over 5.75 million car crashes every year. Weather-related car crashes account for approximately 22% of all vehicle accidents, including rain, snow, sleet, and fog. Of those, 73% occur on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall.1 Unfortunately, 6,000 people are killed and over 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. (Ten-year averages from 2004 to 2013 analyzed by Booz Allen Hamilton, based on NHTSA data.) Continue reading →
Published On: 11.10.2015 North Carolina
Five Things to Consider in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim against a party who caused someone’s death through negligence, carelessness or an intentional act. A typical wrongful death lawsuit, for example, might involve a claim against a careless driver who caused a fatal traffic accident. Wrongful death claims may also center on medical malpractice, product liability or even murder (as alleged in the O.J. Simpson civil lawsuit). Each state has its own wrongful death statute, and it can be difficult or impossible to navigate this legal maze without the assistance of an experienced wrongful death attorney. Continue reading →