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Police officer accused of battery during traffic stop – $250,000 Verdict (access required)

Wesley Moore, a 20-year veteran Richmond police officer, filed suit against a junior patrol officer arising from events following a traffic stop. While the plaintiff disputed the basis for the traffic stop, the court determined the stop was legitimate – ...

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No Civil Rights Claim from Detainee’s Suicide Attempt (access required)

Adopting the recommendation of the magistrate judge, a Richmond U.S. District Court dismisses this civil rights suit filed by the guardian of a woman who remains in a nursing home in a persistent vegetative state after surviving a suicide attempt ...

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No Claim Against Counselor for Batterers (access required)

A defendant charged with assault and battery of his stepdaughter and ordered to participate in a Batterers Intervention Program has not stated Eighth Amendment or Equal Protection claims against the counselor in private practice who offers counseling in the program ...

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Panhandlers’ First Amendment Claim Survives (access required)

A district court erred in dismissing plaintiffs’ First Amendment challenge to a Charlottesville city ordinance that restricts panhandling in certain areas; the 4th Circuit says plaintiffs have nudged their claim across the line from “conceivable” to “plausible.” The district court ...

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