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Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Acceptance of erroneous check doesn’t make wife a fiduciary (access required)

Where a pension fund erroneously sent a check to the wife of a deceased union member, her acceptance of that check didn’t necessarily make her a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Background Following her husband’s death, Sandra ...

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Plaintiff drops federal claims to orchestrate return to state court (access required)

Where some employees of Roanoke city jail who were sued for their alleged role in the death of an inmate removed the case to federal court, the plaintiff was allowed to drop her federal claims, leading to the case being ...

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Supervisor not liable for lapse in hormone injections (access required)

Where a transgender detainee alleged a nurse practitioner was liable for the cessation of her hormone injections while she was incarcerated at the Fairfax County adult detention center, her claim was dismissed because there were no allegations showing the nurse’s ...

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Prison officials sued for not stopping guard dog attacks (access required)

Where a detainee alleged that he suffered severe physical and psychological injuries when he was attacked by a guard’s dog, and further alleged that supervisory officials were aware of patrol dog attacks throughout Virginia but did nothing to stop them, ...

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