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Tony Scheer Named to Super Lawyers Top 100 in North Carolina for 2019

February 12, 2019

Anthony (Tony) Scheer has been named to the Top 100 North Carolina Super Lawyers for 2019. Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in North Carolina through a proprietary process that involves peer nominations and independent research. Scheer is a former prosecutor who has been a practicing trial lawyer in Charlotte since 1993. He is one of only eight criminal defense attorneys from Charlotte selected. Read the full release.

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Highway department appeals $3 million ruling in street-racing case

March 31, 2017

Charlotte attorney Amanda Mingo, who represents one of the families, said the appeal was expected. “The N.C. DOT does not have to pay interest on the $3 million award as a person or corporation would, so there is no disincentive for appealing,” she said Monday. “The families continue to wait for justice and hope the Supreme Court affirms the decision…

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Charlotte School of Law and Parent Companies

February 7, 2017

Rawls, Scheer, Clary and Mingo, along with co-counsel, Crumley Roberts and Bohrer Brady, filed a class action lawsuit against the Charlotte School of Law, and its parent companies, InfiLaw Holdings and Sterling Capital Partners, seeking damages for past, current and future harms caused by the defendants. You can read the Charlotte Observer article, which highlights our lawsuit, here. If you are or were a Charlotte…

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RSCM Client Receives Clemency from President Obama on his Last Day in Office

February 7, 2017

RSCM longtime client Ray Surrat receives clemency and is granted early release by President Obama during his last days in office. Tony Scheer is quoted in the story. Surratt was serving a mandatory life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime, a penalty that his sentencing judge, prosecutors and defense team agreed was overly harsh but still could leave the ­42-year-old North Carolina man locked up forever. On Jan. 19, Surratt was left momentarily speechless by a call from one of his attorneys telling him that on Barack Obama’s last full day in office, the president had granted Surratt early release as…

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Baxter Healthcare Corporation Settles Whistleblower Case

January 17, 2017

A health care company has agreed to pay more than $18 million after a whistleblower raised alarms about mold near a production line for sterile IV bags. U.S. Justice Department officials announced the developments with Baxter Healthcare Corp. late Thursday. The company will pay the $18 million to resolve civil and criminal matters after issues with mold in part of its Marion, North Carolina plant in 2011 and 2012. Tony Scheer, one of two attorneys representing Wall, told Eyewitness News that Wall tried to get managers at Baxter to stop the…

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Siskey Ponzi Scheme Comes to Light With Release of Affidavit

January 13, 2017

A recent affidavit released by the FBI reveals details about the Ponzi scheme operated by Charlotte businessman Richard Siskey. Charlotte attorney Tony Scheer sat down with Channel 9 and went through the affidavit. “Ponzi schemes are games of musical chairs,” he said. “As long as the music is playing and new investors are bringing in money, everybody’s happy. It’s when the music stops and there aren’t enough chairs that people fall down and hurt their bottoms.” The FBI document states that Siskey spent more than $15 million on casino gambling after transferring investors’ money into his personal accounts — $1 million was sent to Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino. Full story here. Full affidavit here.

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North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds Judgment against NCDOT

October 26, 2016

This case began with a terrible automobile crash that occurred in Charlotte in 2009 resulting in three deaths. The families alleged that in addition to the racing drivers, a proximate cause of the deaths was Crescent Resources’ decision not to fund – and the NCDOT’s decision not to install – a traffic signal at the intersection….

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Tony Scheer featured on WSOCTV

June 24, 2016

Charlotte’s WSOCTV seeks out the expertise of attorney Tony Scheer, regarding a recent local case.

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Man found not guilty in string of robberies, arrested after chase

March 31, 2016

Tony Scheer, a defense attorney and former prosecutor, said if they weren’t convinced that the man behind the masks was Orr, the jury got it right in acquitting him. “If you have a situation where a person’s accused of a crime and no one saw their face, no DNA and no fingerprints, it’s almost impossible to imagine getting a guilty verdict,” Scheer said. Those masked robberies could come back to haunt Orr in a trial on the new charges if prosecutors can show that the new cases are similar to those, Scheer said. “Was he wearing a mask this time? That would be one of those things that would say this is a common scheme or plan,” Scheer said. Quote from – read the full story here:

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North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Judgment against NCDOT

March 30, 2016

North Carolina Court of Appeals Upholds Judgment against NCDOT It has been a long, uphill battle against the NCDOT for its failure to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 49 where it crosses Palisaides Parkway and Riverpoint Drive. The NC Industrial Commission awarded the families of Hunter Holt and Cynthia and Mackie Price…

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