Critical Updates for the Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Mass Torts Litigation

United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina at Raleigh

The Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA) has ushered in a wave of litigation in North Carolina, with numerous mass tort cases being filed related to water contamination at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune. For lawyers in other states seeking experienced local counsel to navigate these burgeoning cases, understanding the landscape of the Camp Lejeune…

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Alex Marshall Becomes Named Partner

Alex Marshall Becomes Named Partner in 2024

We are pleased to announce that on January 1, 2024, Alex Marshall became a named partner and the firm name changed to DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall. Joseph Alexander “Alex” Marshall is a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. He earned his undergraduate cum laude from the…

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2024 Business North Carolina Legal Elite recognizes DeMent Askew Partners

Rusty DeMent, Garland Askew, and Alex Marshall selected to Legal Elite 2024

The criminal defense and litigation firm of DeMent Askew Johnson & Marshall in Raleigh is pleased to share with you that Russell (Rusty) DeMent III and Alex Marshall have been included in the Criminal Defense Section of the 23rd Edition of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite, and that Garland Askew, our firm’s 50-year lawyer, has…

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Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall Included in Best Law Firms 2024

Best Lawyers in America's Best Law Firms award badge 2024

The Raleigh criminal defense and litigation firm of Dement Askew Johnson & Marshall is pleased to announce that it has been included in the 2024 Best Law Firms list for practice in Raleigh as a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in its DUI/DWI Defense and Criminal Defense: General Practice Sections. “We are deeply appreciative of this…

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Navigating Your Business’s Reputation at Google

In the digital era, your business’s online reputation plays a pivotal role in attracting customers and establishing trust. As a North Carolina business owner, it’s crucial to understand how to manage your online presence effectively, address negative feedback, and leverage platforms like Google to enhance your reputation. Handling Negative Reviews on Google Receiving negative reviews…

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When Does a Negative Google Review Constitute Defamation in North Carolina?

In today’s digital age, online reviews hold significant weight and can greatly influence a business’s reputation. A negative review of an experience an individual has with your business is generally protected speech. While negative opinions and experiences can be expressed in a review, there are certain factors that must be present for a bad Google…

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Defamation Guide for Libel & Slander in North Carolina: Part 3 – Defenses

Defenses Available in Defamation Cases If you have had a defamation case filed against you, or threatened to be filed, you should seek legal advice to determine what specific legal defenses are available. North Carolina recognizes a number of defenses and privileges for defamation cases, with the most common defenses including: The truth is an…

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