Attorney & Firm Announcements

Supreme Court Affirms Defense Verdict


Mr. Gruman recently received a favorable decision issued by the North Carolina Supreme Court in a case he successfully defended at trial in Wake County District Court. At trial, the jury found that the Plaintiff was not entitled to recover any of the damages she sought because they found her to be contributorily negligent. The … read more

Michael Gruman Named Partner


Yates, McLamb & Weyher, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that Michael C. Gruman has been named a partner in the firm. Michael Gruman began practicing with the firm after being admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2005. Since that time, Mr.Gruman’s practice has been concentrated in a broad range of matters including premises liability, … read more

Ryan Shuirman Offers Advice to Physicians Named as Defendants in Malpractice Suits


There are several strategies a physician marginally involved in a patient’s care can employ when he or she is named as a defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit.  The physician may want to sit tight and let the discovery process run its course.  However, if a physician is included in a suit filed just prior … read more

Fourth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling in Favor of Debt Collector

The Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a summary judgment ruling obtained by Sean Partrick, Jennie Maldonado, and Allison Becker in a case where Plaintiffs alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).  Plaintiffs claimed that Defendant tried to collect a debt that did not belong to Plaintiffs. … read more

Partner David Fothergill Obtains Dismissal in Franchise Case


David Fothergill recently won a motion to dismiss on behalf of a nationally recognized franchisor where Plaintiffs asserted claims of direct negligence and vicarious liability against the franchisor, as well as claims for unfair and deceptive trade practices and punitive damages.  Although the franchise agreement was not attached to the Complaint, Mr. Fothergill convinced the … read more