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Civil Procedure – Res Judicata – Employee Grievance – Civil Rights Claim (access required)

Three Virginia correctional officers are not barred from pursuing 42 U.S.C. § 1983 retaliation claims against two defendant supervisors by earlier resolutions of their related employee grievances through the state’s Department of Employment Dispute Resolution; the 4th Circuit says the district court erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ consolidated suit as barred by res judicata. We first recognize ...

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