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Nov 16, 2011, 03:03 ET NC Advocates for Justice and NAACP Call on Senate Leader to Commit to Racial Justice in Face of Inaccurate Opposition

The NC Advocates for Justice and the NAACP today called on Sen. Phil Berger to reaffirm his commitment to The Racial Justice Act. In a hand delivered ...


Jun 10, 2011, 09:03 ET NC General Assembly Strips Patients' Rights, Leaves All North Carolinians at Risk, Say Patient Advocates

The NC General Assembly on Thursday approved rules that strip away patients' rights, said the NC Advocates for Justice, and leave everyone less safe. ...


Jun 02, 2011, 08:30 ET NC House Approves New Rules to Benefit Insurance Companies

Republican leaders in the NC House today pushed through proposals that will benefit insurance companies and giant pharmaceutical outfits, said the NC ...


May 18, 2011, 12:54 ET NC Advocates for Justice Closer to Consensus Bill on Workers' Rights

The optimism from last week remains, as fruitful discussion continues between politicians, the NC Chamber of Commerce, and advocates for those...


May 12, 2011, 05:24 ET NC Advocates for Justice Works with Business/Insurance Industry Groups Toward Fair WC System for Employees at a Cost Reasonable to Employers

Though there is no formal agreement, all sides in North Carolina's ongoing negotiations over workers' compensation reform today expressed optimism in ...


May 05, 2011, 12:00 ET Doctor Speaks Out Against Medical Malpractice Bill in New Ad

In a new television ad, a North Carolina doctor speaks out against a bill to limit the rights of injured patients. In the spot, produced by the NC...


May 04, 2011, 09:41 ET Workers Comp Talks in NC Called "Encouraging"

Advocates for injured workers describe legislative talks regarding North Carolina's workers' compensation system as "encouraging." After hundreds of...


May 03, 2011, 10:41 ET Malpractice Insurers Grab Record Profits While Politicians Shortchange Horribly Injured Patients

A record dividend by one of the state's largest medical insurance companies puts the lie to political assertions that doctors here face a crisis in...


Apr 14, 2011, 08:45 ET Patients -- Not ERs and Big Pharma -- Need Protection

Immunity shields for ERs that commit malpractice and pharmaceutical companies that sell bad drugs are unnecessary and dangerous. Yet both are...


Apr 14, 2011, 03:29 ET GOP's Big Pharma Protection to Cost NC Taxpayers "Hundreds of Millions"

Attorney General Roy Cooper warned the House Special Select Committee on Tort Reform today that a measure giving immunity to pharmaceutical companies ...


Apr 07, 2011, 11:28 ET NCAJ Web Site Explains Myths Behind Workers Comp Bill, Urges Action to Preserve Fair and Balanced Approach

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ) has launched a new Web site (www.ProtectingInjuredWorkers.com) to inform North Carolinians about...


Apr 05, 2011, 10:00 ET Injured Workers to Lawmakers: Don't Let Insurance Companies Kill NC's Fair and Balanced System

Injured workers, AARP members, volunteer firefighters and others arrived in droves today urging lawmakers to stand by the state's workers'...


Mar 23, 2011, 03:44 ET House Committee Hands Big Pharma a Gift: Legal Immunity for Bad Drugs

Rep. Johnathan Rhyne, Republican Chairman of the NC House Select Committee on Tort Reform, today launched an assault on patients rights, adding...


Mar 08, 2011, 09:39 ET NC Advocates for Justice Launches Multi-Media Campaign Against Legalizing Hospital Negligence

A new multi-media campaign launched by the NC Advocates for Justice takes on the supporters of a recent bill to legalize negligence in hospital...


Mar 02, 2011, 09:30 ET Texas-sized Legal Reform Leads to Super-Sized Health Care Costs

Lobbyists and corporate interests touting "Texas-sized legal reform" for North Carolina today will conveniently be leaving out the realities of the...


Mar 02, 2011, 08:30 ET NC Senate -- in Rushed Process -- Votes Today on Legalizing Negligence

A bill that would legalize negligence in hospital emergency rooms heads to a floor vote in the NC Senate today, despite objections from patient...


Feb 24, 2011, 08:30 ET Statewide Poll Shows 70 to 77 Percent Oppose Complete Immunity in the ER

The North Carolina Advocates for Justice today released results of a recent statewide poll of 600 registered voters by Hart Research Associates, a...


Feb 22, 2011, 06:02 ET Poll Shows NC Public Opposes Cap on Medical Malpractice Damages

An honest survey would show that North Carolinians oppose a one-size-fits-all cap on medical malpractice damages, says Dick Taylor of the NC...


Feb 21, 2011, 01:34 ET Honored Doctor Says NC Malpractice Bill 'Just Plain Wrong ... Will Reduce Quality of Care'

Dr. Martin Brooks, an award-winning physician with a career spanning 50 years, today advised legislators that a proposed cap on damages for severely...


Feb 18, 2011, 07:54 ET NC Advocates for Justice Release TV Ad

North Carolina Advocates for Justice today released the first in a series of television commercials. The commercial opposes Senate Bill 33 –...


Feb 17, 2011, 11:44 ET 'Unconstitutional' and 'Dangerous': Injured Patients and Second Supreme Court Justice Speak Out Against New NC Bill

A new bill designed to limit the rights of patients injured by medical malpractice is dangerous because it puts patients at risk, according to a...


Feb 07, 2011, 10:14 ET Report Backed by Insurance Industry Skews NC's Workers' Compensation Data, Could Hurt Workers and Taxpayers

North Carolina's workers' compensation system delivers good benefits to injured workers, according to the NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ), at a low...


May 12, 2010, 02:43 ET Move to Modernize NC's Civil Justice System Builds Bipartisan Support

All of us expect our justice system to be fair, but in North Carolina it's not. North Carolina is one of only four states that cling to contributory...