Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Supervisor’s acts didn’t create hostile environment (access required)

Where the former Virginia Tech employee’s hostile work environment claim ultimately relied on a single instance where her male supervisor “pinched and played with his nipple in a suggestive manner” during a meeting, the alleged incident was not sufficiently severe ...

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Demurrer to fair housing complaint overruled (access required)

The commonwealth has pleaded sufficient circumstantial allegations to establish a prima facie case of unfair housing discrimination. Defendant’s demurrer to the complaint is overruled Background Gilliard, who is Black, met with Fox, who is White and one of the defendants ...

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Advice of counsel sinks malicious prosecution (access required)

Where an Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department’s sergeant relied on advice from the commonwealth’s attorney and findings of probable cause by a neutral magistrate in seeking arrest warrants, qualified immunity barred the § 1983 malicious prosecution claims. Background S. Travis Shrewsbury ...

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