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Female lifeguard prevails in federal retaliation suit – $17,500 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, a 25-year-old female, had been a supervisor with the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service since 2005. She sued for gender discrimination due to lack of promotion, and then for retaliation after being fired within weeks of the VBLS learning she ...

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Witness Residence Requirement for Petition is Struck (access required)

In this suit by the Libertarian Party of Virginia, the 4th Circuit says a Virginia statute that requires signatures on nominating petitions for the party’s presidential candidate to be witnessed by a Virginia resident, is unconstitutional. According to plaintiffs, the ...

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Female Staff at Male Strip Search States Claim (access required)

In a male inmate’s suit alleging violation of his civil rights, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies defendant correctional officials’ motion for summary judgment as to plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment claims against four correctional officers for strip searches with female staff ...

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