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

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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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‘State Secrets’ Halt CIA Agent’s Bias Suit (access required)

An African-American male plaintiff who alleges his employer, the CIA’s National Clandestine Service, discriminated against him on the basis of his race and his disability of narcolepsy, has his suit dismissed under defendant’s state secrets privilege; the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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No Title VII Claim Based on Supervisor (access required)

Title VII does not cover a gender discrimination claim alleging plaintiff’s former employer retaliated against her because of her gender and her brother’s sexual relationship with her supervisor; the Alexandria U.S. District Court also dismisses plaintiff’s Title VII suit because ...

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No Bias Claim from Isolated Comment (access required)

Although plaintiff’s supervisor at a commercial real estate company repeatedly asked questions and allegedly made distasteful comments about Islam, Middle Eastern politics and culture and plaintiff’s Moroccan culture, only his comment about people from Dubai being “camel people” could be ...

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No Long-Term Disability for Fibromyalgia (access required)

Even though plaintiff earlier received both short-term and long-term disability benefits for her fibromyalgia, the employer’s disability benefits plan allowed the plan administrator to revisit plaintiff’s qualifications, and the Alexandria U.S. District Court says defendant did not abuse its discretion ...

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