DAN HARTZOG (Raleigh) and a former Cranfill Sumner attorney obtained a favorable opinion from the North Carolina Court of Appeals in a case involving claims against a municipality and its police officers for a death that occurred during a vehicular police pursuit.  In the case, the decedent’s estate alleged that the officer’s conduct during the pursuit amounted to gross negligence.  The Court of Appeals disagreed and affirmed Summary Judgment in the defendants’ favor.

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