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Firefighter Alleges Retaliation for Funding Complaint (access required)

In this suit by a volunteer firefighter who alleges he resigned his position as treasurer of the nonstock Fire Department corporation and was suspended as a member after he raised issues about lack of funding and inadequate resources, the Harrisonburg ...

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No Contract Clause Claim for City Pension Change (access required)

A Baltimore local ordinance substituting a cost-of-living adjustment for a “variable benefit” in police and firefighter pensions did not impair plaintiffs’ rights under the Contract Clause of the U.S. Constitution because plaintiffs retained a state law remedy for breach of ...

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Inmate’s Restraints May Be ‘Excessive’ (access required)

A Charlottesville U.S. District Court denies summary judgment to defendant male correctional officer who allegedly used excessive force when he handcuffed plaintiff, a female inmate, in a manner that violated Department of Corrections’ rules for restraining a woman of her ...

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