Strickland v. United States of America et al

  1. August 11, 2023

    Judge Clarifies Public Defender's Capacity In Harassment Suit

    A federal judge who accidentally misstated claims against a defendant in a July 25 opinion issued an order clarifying that Anthony Martinez, the onetime top public defender in the Western District of North Carolina, had long been dismissed in his individual capacity from a suit brought by a former subordinate.

  2. August 09, 2023

    Judiciary Asks To Clear Up Confusion In NC Harassment Case

    The federal judiciary on Wednesday expressed confusion about whether the former top public defender in the Western District of North Carolina must face an ex-employee's claims that her sexual harassment complaint was mishandled, echoing his request for clarification regarding the court's most recent order on summary judgment.

  3. August 02, 2023

    Ex-Defender To Mediate Harassment Case, Stalling Sept. Trial

    A former North Carolina public defender and the federal judiciary have agreed to try to mediate what remains of her suit claiming the judiciary botched her sexual harassment complaint, effectively suspending the expected September trial.

  4. July 10, 2023

    Ex-Defender's Harassment Suit Will Go To Trial, Judge Says

    A former North Carolina public defender's claims that the federal judiciary mishandled her sexual harassment complaint will proceed to trial after a federal judge largely rejected both parties' competing bids for summary judgment Monday.

  5. June 30, 2023

    Judiciary 'Deliberately Indifferent' To Harassment, Court Told

    The federal judiciary and a former public defender locked in a contentious battle over whether her report of workplace sexual harassment was handled correctly have doubled down on their bids for summary judgment with competing briefs filed in North Carolina federal court.

  6. June 06, 2023

    North Carolina Cases To Watch: A Midyear Report

    The remainder of the year will find North Carolina's legal community paying close attention to a hospital system's antitrust battles, a challenge to a $189 million jury verdict in an intellectual property fight, and a trial in a harassment case against the federal judiciary.

  7. June 02, 2023

    Ex-Public Atty's Harassment Claims 'In Her Mind,' Gov't Says

    An investigation into an ex-public defender's allegations that a supervisor sexually harassed her found it happened "in her mind," the government told a North Carolina federal court in calling for a dismissal of the attorney's lawsuit.

  8. May 23, 2023

    Harvard Profs, Attys Exit Ex-Defender's Judiciary Suit

    A former public defender suing the federal judiciary for mishandling her sexual harassment complaint — a closely watched case that's made precedent — will now be represented by an unknown law clerk, after a judge allowed her former dream team of Harvard Law School professors and litigators to walk due to "irreconcilable differences."

  9. May 16, 2023

    Ex-Defender Asks To Delay Ruling On Atty Withdrawal Motion

    A former assistant federal public defender suing the federal judiciary over how her harassment complaints were handled asked a federal judge in North Carolina on Monday to hold off ruling on a request by Harvard law professors and two other attorneys to stop representing her.

  10. May 01, 2023

    Harvard Profs, Attys Seek Exit From Suit Against Judiciary

    Harvard law professors and two other attorneys have asked to stop representing a former North Carolina public defender suing the federal judiciary for allegedly mismanaging her sexual harassment complaint.