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Her own piece of history

  In the summer of 2012, Sadie Legrand walked to her mailbox just as she did every day. She saw that she had a letter from Progress Energy, announcing that it was running an easement for some utility lines across the property. The letter was about the farm land Sadie lived adjacent to, land that had been in her family for more than one-hundred fifty years. Her great-great-great grandfather had been, she says, the first black...

How we turned a worthless offer into a worthwhile nest egg1

Leo grew up on a farm - born in the very home he was raised in. "The doctor got stuck in the mud on his way to deliver me. Dad had to pull him out," he laughed. Instead of playing sports like many of his boyhood friends, he had to work the farm every day after school. He wanted to quit school but his mother wouldn't hear of it. Leo graduated, and joined the National Guard....

Four-lane bypass tarnishes plans to live out golden years on family farm

Nobody knew about it at that time. Many years ago, Patrick Johnson bought 13-acres in Wayne County that once belonged to his grandfather and had been in the family for hundreds of years. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, Patrick was ready to move back to the old home place and build a nice little house in the woods where he could have a bit of privacy. "When you live around Atlanta," Patrick laughed, "you...

How we got 300% more by challenging NCDOT research1

When Glenn T. learned the state would be taking several of his properties to build the new Highway 70 Bypass near Goldsboro, he knew he would need good lawyer. A lot was at stake. His properties. His landscaping and farming businesses. His income. He's semi-retired, and these businesses help generate income he and his family live on. "When I'm talking to him I don't feel like I'm talking to my lawyer, I feel like I'm talking...

Here’s how we got 260% more for a KFC owner who technically had no claim1

What Drives Fast Food Revenues? Statistics show that the drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant can account for up to 75% of fast food sales. It's fast and convenient. And that is the #1 reason more than two-thirds of us stop at fast food restaurants. The drive-thru is so ingrained in American dining culture, there's even a national holiday celebrating it. July 24th. It stands to reason, if you take away the drive-thru, you are...

How we got the NCDOT to pay for all costs and attorney’s fees1

Every once in a while in this business you get a case that is beyond frustrating for the client simply because the NCDOT decides to drag its feet. It makes you wonder if they are hoping some clients will simply give up and go away. This case was one of them. Our client, Jay, first received a letter from the NCDOT in 2011 stating that they would be widening the highway and that it would come...