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Court Reinstates $2.3M Win for Pretrial Detainee (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a Maryland district court and reinstates plaintiff’s $2.3 million jury award against Baltimore police officers for violation of plaintiff’s civil rights in the use of questionable investigative strategies – including the officers’ failure to inform the ...

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Contractor Can Try Computer Fraud Claims Against Sub (access required)

In this dispute between a plaintiff and his company who subcontracted with defendant to supply labor on a Department of Defense contract, the Alexandria U.S. District Court grants defendant summary judgment on plaintiff’s claims for retaliation in violation of the ...

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Va. Common Law Robbery Is ‘Violent Crime’ (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court overrules defendant’s objection to the court’s calculation of defendant’s base offense level of 22 in sentencing him on his guilty plea to firearm possession by a convicted felon; defendant’s prior robbery conviction counts toward this ...

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Suit Dismissed for Plaintiff’s Lack of Response (access required)

A Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this suit by a male African-American hospital pharmacist who claims he was not afforded progressive discipline for alleged work errors prior to his termination, in contrast to Caucasian employees who received suspensions prior to ...

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Decedent’s Relative Claims Undue Influence (access required)

In this interpleader action, the Norfolk U.S. District Court grants plaintiff insurance companies’ motions to deposit $700,000 in life insurance proceeds with the court’s registry and says decedent’s brother, who earlier was a beneficiary of the insurance proceeds, has sufficiently ...

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