I graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law, and I can tell you that the home state of Jesse Helms does not share the political philosophy of, say, Seattle.
So, imagine my surprise when I read this article from Business North Carolina.
I will save the details for you, but you get a good feel for the story from this ending: “On a gray late-November day at her home in Raleigh, Sandy Lakey considers that. Twelve summers have passed since her daughter’s life was forever altered by a product that a jury decided the manufacturer had sold knowing that it had maimed other children. “How lucky a lot of people will be,” she says, “to never find out whether they really need a lawyer.”
Thanks to Greedy Trial Lawyer for informing me about the story.