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Jury awards $662k in excessive force case (access required)


A Loudoun County man’s five-year battle to recover damages for a violent confrontation at his home produced a $662,500 verdict against three sheriff’s deputies. Marcus Mial claimed officers violated his rights in 2010 when they stormed into his home and ...

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Dump truck driver lost control and struck tractor-trailer – $385,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 28, 2013, plaintiff was driving a 1995 Peterbilt tractor-trailer eastbound on Route 93 in Grant County, West Virginia. Defendant was driving a 1996 International dump truck owned by BTC Trucking, Inc. westbound on Route 93 when a vehicle ...

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Under scrutiny: Tough cases put police, prosecutors at odds (access required)


In most courthouses, there is a friendly and cooperative relationship between law enforcement officers and the prosecutors who put on their evidence in court. After all, the officers and the state’s lawyers share the common goal of bringing the bad ...

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EEOC expert slammed in background check case (access required)

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A federal appeals court has rejected a statistical expert offered in a legal challenge to an employer’s use of background checks brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the fourth federal appellate ...

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