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Jury awards compensatory, punitive damages for racial animus – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a retired Virginia State Trooper sergeant, was working as an unarmed security guard in the early morning hours on Feb. 19, 2012, at the parking deck adjacent to what was then known as the BlackFinn Restaurant. The defendant, ...

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Qualified Immunity Upheld in Strip-Search Suit (access required)

Correctional officers at Baltimore Central Booking & Intake Center who conducted routine strip searches of arrestees have qualified immunity from the arrestees’ claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the 4th Circuit says the specific security concerns and procedures for conducting ...

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Experts Excluded for Delayed Disclosure (access required)

In this suit alleging defendant officials of the Virginia Department of Corrections have been deliberately indifferent to constitutionally deficient medical care provided by contractors at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women, defendants have not justified their delayed disclosure of experts and ...

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Race ‘Predominated’ in Redrawn District (access required)

A majority of the three-judge panel reviewing Virginia’s last round of Congressional redistricting says the 3rd Congressional District cannot survive strict scrutiny review, as plaintiffs have demonstrated that race was the legislature’s predominant consideration in drawing the boundaries; the Richmond ...

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