A plaintiff whose name was mistakenly pulled from the police department’s computer system to identify a similarly-named man accused of assaulting his daughter, may sue an officer in his individual capacity who provided the wrong name to the arresting officer, ...Read More »
Monthly Archives: August 2012
The 4th Circuit denies post-conviction relief for a defendant’s 240-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, enhanced due to defendant’s prior North Carolina drug conviction; the rule defendant advances from a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court case is not retroactively applicable ...Read More »
A defendant convicted of murder-for-hire has shown that state prosecutors violated Brady v. Maryland when they intentionally withheld a detective’s report about conversation with the chief prosecution witness who said defendant asked him to commit the murder, and the 4th ...Read More »
Police did not violate defendant’s rights when they collected his bloodstained clothing from a hospital four years earlier during investigation of defendant as a gunshot victim and his arrest on marijuana charges, but subsequent testing of the bloodstain for defendant’s ...Read More »
A construction flagman who was hurt when he was struck on a Rockingham County highway can sue the truck driver’s company for negligent hiring. The victim claimed the driver was hired without formal training, even though he was a convicted ...Read More »
A dozen motorcyclists convicted of violating Virginia’s mandatory helmet law had their convictions reversed by the state Court of Appeals Tuesday. Three other bikers had helmet convictions affirmed. The 15 defendants all were wearing headgear of some kind when they ...
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