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Employment Discrimination – Police Academy – Sexual Harassment – Hostile Environment (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses summary judgment for the city on an African-American female police recruit’s sexual harassment claim, but affirms summary judgment on her claim alleging race discrimination. We find plaintiff presented enough evidence for a reasonable jury to conclude ...

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Single blow not ‘unlawful wounding’

Is there a two-blow rule for a bare-knuckled fight, before it counts as unlawful wounding? The question arises from today’s reversal of an unlawful wounding conviction by the Virginia Court of Appeals in Worrell v. Commonwealth. Defendant Demonte Worrell’s actions ...

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