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The Law Firm of Thomas, Ferguson & Beskind, LLP has been in the news recently. This is a sampling of news media coverage in the Durham, NC area.

Duke soccer player’s lawsuit over sexual misconduct policy is resolved

7/31/2018- A breach-of-contract lawsuit brought by a men’s soccer player against Duke University has been resolved, months after the student won a victory in court involving the university’s sexual misconduct disciplinary procedures. Read More

Judge sides with junior Ciaran McKenna in sexual assault lawsuit against Duke

2/13/2018- Duke University broke its word to a men’s soccer player when it mishandled the disciplinary process it put him through after a fellow student accused him of sexual misconduct, Durham’s top judge agrees. Read More

“Run over by a really bad process,” Duke soccer player has his day in court

2/13/2018- The day after a shocking verdict in the Joseph Mitchell trial, jurors are speaking out about their decision to acquit a Durham father of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old son. Read More

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Cumberland Judge Steps Aside from Racial Justice Act Cases

6/9/2016- The chief resident Superior Court judge in Cumberland County agreed on Thursday to let another judge preside over hearing on four Racial Justice Act cases. Read More

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Former Duke lacrosse players settle suit

02/18/2013 – A lawsuit filed by 38 members of the 2005-06 men’s lacrosse team settled their suit against Duke University under terms which are confidential. Bill Thomas was one of the attorneys for the players, whose season was cancelled amid the controversy that followed allegations by a stripper that she was raped at a team party in 2006. Read More

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Psychiatrist Back Up Sleepwalking Defense in Durham Murder Trial

3/5/2015- The Hillsborough father is accused of suffocating his 4-year-old son, Blake, back in September 2010. He’s charged with first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder for trying to do the same to his two older children. Read More

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Judge Steps Aside in Racial Justice Act Appeals

6/9/2015- A Superior Court judge agreed Thursday to allow another judge to hear the appeals of four convicted killers in their renewed bid to get off death row. Read More

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Juror in Durham Sleepwalking Murder Trial: "I Didn't Believe One Word Out of that Man's Mouth"

3/12/2015- The day after a shocking verdict in the Joseph Mitchell trial, jurors are speaking out about their decision to acquit a Durham father of first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old son. Read More

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NC Justices Hear Arguments in Racial Justice Act Cases

4/14/2014- North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices heard two divergent views on Monday about what stories are told by the numbers associated with four Racial Justice Act cases. Read More

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‘Sleepwalking’ murder trial ends in acquittal

3-11-15 – A Durham County man who said he wasn’t aware he had killed his son more than four years ago because he was sleepwalking at the time was found not guilty of the crime Wednesday. Read More

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Successful plea in teen murder case

6/14/2018 – A former Jordan High student who fatally stabbed his former girlfriend to death, then calmly returned to school, could be released from prison while still in his early 30s under a plea deal approved Thursday. The defendant took a plea deal reducing his charge from first-degree to second-degree murder in the 2015 stabbing death… Read More

 
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Injustice in the Jury Box

06/06/18 – Duke Law Professor James Coleman and Attorney Jay Ferguson discuss racial bias in the death penalty in North Carolina. View Video