SMVT Media Clients File Public Records Suit Against UNC-CH Officials
On October 29, 2010 SMVT attorneys Hugh Stevens, Amanda Martin and Mike Tadych filed a public records suit on behalf of eight of the firm’s media clients against four key officials of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Athletic Director Richard A. Baddour, Head Football Coach “Butch” Davis, Chancellor Holden Thorp, and Director of Public Safety Jeff McCracken. The suit seeks records related to on-going investigations by the university and by the NCAA into charges that some UNC football players accepted gifts from professional sports agents or received inappropriate academic assistance from tutors hired by the university. The suit was filed on behalf of The Associated Press and the parent companies of The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer, The Daily Tar Heel, WRAL-TV5, WTVD-ABC11, WNCN-NBC17 and Time-Warner Cable. To read the media companies’ complaint, click here.