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School Wins Dismissal of Pro Se ‘Bullying’ Suit (access required)

Plaintiff grandparents who filed a pro se suit against defendant public school district alleging school officials failed to protect their two grandchildren from bullying, intimidation and harassment by fellow students see their suit dismissed, as a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court ...

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Facebook ‘Like’ is Protected, But Sheriff Has Immunity (access required)

“Liking” a political candidate’s Facebook page is the “Internet equivalent” of a political yard sign and is protected speech, and the 4th Circuit reverses a trial court’s contrary holding and says three sheriff’s deputies who allegedly were fired as jailers ...

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Qualified Immunity for Social Worker in Abuse Case (access required)

A defendant social worker who allegedly deliberately violated a court order and assisted in coercing a false allegation of sexual abuse from plaintiff’s then-four-year-old daughter to support visitation restrictions has qualified immunity, the Charlottesville U.S. District Court says; although the ...

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