At a lunch meeting hosted by the North Carolina State Bar, Daniel T. Blue, Jr., founding partner of Blue Stephens & Fellers LLP, received the Bar's John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award. The award honors current and retired members of the North Carolina State Bar who have demonstrated exemplary service to the legal profession. More than 600 attendees were on hand to view the awards ceremony.
BSF Client and Department of Justice Settle Race Harassment and Discrimination Claims Against Burke County Department of Social Services
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) reached a settlement agreement today with the Burke County, North Carolina, Department of Social Services, resolving an employment discrimination claim that was filed by a female, African-American employee with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The employee, represented by Dhamian Blue of Blue Stephens & Fellers LLP, alleged that her immediate supervisor violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by repeatedly using a racial epithet that fostered a hostile work environment and ultimately led to the termination of her employment. The employee further contended that the absence of adequate training resulted in her supervisor's unlawful conduct.
Firm attorney participates in annual Summer Speaker Series for third year.
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP and Blue Stephens & Fellers LLP File Shareholder Class Action Lawsuit Against Duke Energy Corporation
Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of those who acquired the common stock of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) (“Duke” or the “Company”), in connection with the Company’s merger with Progress Energy Inc. (“Progress”) (the “Merger”), and on behalf of all persons who purchased or otherwise acquired Duke common stock between June 28, 2012 and July 9, 2012 (the “Class Period”), inclusive.