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Pretrial Detainee Care Is ‘Ministerial’ (access required)

In this suit arising from the death of a pretrial detainee in the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, the Norfolk U.S. District Court accepts a magistrate judge’s recommendation to deny defendant correctional officials’ motion to dismiss negligence claims; defendants are not ...

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No Suppression for Deportation Comment (access required)

Although a Vietnamese-speaking agent who gave defendant his Miranda rights mistakenly believed defendant was not a U.S. citizen and threatened him with deportation during questions about participating in stalking his co-defendant’s ex-girlfriend, defendant’s statement about Facebook postings of nude photos ...

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County Social Media Policy Created Forum (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court grants plaintiff partial summary judgment, finding that Loudoun County’s Social Media Comments Policy, as applied to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Facebook page, creates a limited public forum under the First Amendment; however, the court denies summary ...

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Patent Claims Dismissed as ‘Conclusory’ (access required)

A plaintiff’s conclusory assertions of ownership of four identified patents that allegedly are infringed by defendant’s products that provide personal emergency communications systems, are dismissed by the Richmond U.S. District Court for failure to state a claim. Plaintiff’s complaint contains ...

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Foreclosure Claims Barred by Res Judicata (access required)

Res judicata, or claim preclusion, bars plaintiff’s asserted claims for breach of contract, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, conversion, conversion of an instrument, wrongful acceleration, infliction of emotional distress and declaratory judgment that the foreclosure ...

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