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In 2008, Greenville was named one of the nation’s 100 Best Communities for Young People by the America’s Promise Alliance and was ranked in the top ten Best Places for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine. As well, Greenville has gained the nickname of BMX Pro Town USA because of the many professional BMX riders who live there.
If you need to file a lawsuit in Greenville, there are many Greenville lawyers who are ready to assist you. These attorneys are well qualified and are experienced in areas of law such as tax, personal injury, divorce, criminal defense, DUI, alimony, contracts, real estate, business, and more.
A North Carolina court recently upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city of Greenville and several of its police officers. The lawsuit was filed by the family of a man who led the Greenville Police on a car chase in 2006 which ended when the man hit a civilian car with his SUV and became stuck. The police then engaged the suspect and fired the fatal shots that killed the man. The family of the man sued the city of Greenville and the police officers involved in the incident, but the suit was dismissed on summary judgment. The trial court ruled that the police officer acted reasonably within the official scope of their duties. The family appealed the decision, but the appellate court agreed with the trial court. The family may decide to appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court.
If you have a legal action that you need to pursue in Greenville, you will probably have to report to the Pitt County Superior Court. This court has the power to hear most types of civil cases, and has original jurisdiction over all felony and some misdemeanor cases. A local attorney can help you in this court.
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