NC jobs agency suffers legal setback – NEWS & OBSERVER

News & Observer BY DAVID RANII

The state Division of Employment Security has lost the first battle in a legal war over public documents that unemployment law attorneys rely on to solicit clients.

A preliminary injunction issued Thursday by Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway orders the state to continue to make the disputed documents available daily until the dispute goes to trial.

In Thursday’s three-page ruling, Ridgeway concluded there was “probable cause” that Wilson would prevail in the case and that she would suffer “irreparable harm” if the hearing notices weren’t made available daily.

Wilson’s attorney, Durham lawyer Jim White, hailed the preliminary injunction as “the right result” for both his client and “the people she represents.”

White added that he hopes the media attention focused on the lawsuit has raised awareness that “affordable counsel” is available to jobless workers fighting to get unemployment benefits.

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Jim White helps people and companies facing serious financial injury by bringing and defending lawsuits and representing debtors in bankruptcy. He has successfully taken on banks, large financial institutions and other corporations in “David v. Goliath” cases. You can reach him at 919-246-4676.