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Qualified immunity for police who reasonably perceived danger (access required)

Where police officers reasonably perceived their lives were in danger when a pickup truck accelerated in their direction, they were entitled to qualified immunity for an objectively reasonable use of deadly force. Because the use of force was justified, they ...

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No constitutional violation for modest property damage (access required)

Although two stores suffered property damage while law enforcement was executing search warrants, the damage did not rise to the level of a Fourth Amendment violation because it was not “major” and was plausibly connected to the execution of the ...

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Jail employee denied immunity in wrongful death suit (access required)

A correctional officer failed in her bid for early dismissal of a lawsuit brought by the administrator of a deceased inmate because the complaint sufficiently alleged wrongful conduct, including falsifying records and failing to respond to the inmate’s pleas for ...

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Student can proceed anonymously against Virginia Tech (access required)

A student involved in a university investigation of alleged domestic and dating violence can proceed anonymously in his civil rights suit against Virginia Tech and university employees because the suit implicates privacy interests, revealing his name could expose him or ...

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Virginia Tech student claims bias in disciplinary process (access required)

Where alleged differences in the way a male student was treated during a domestic violence investigation could lead a reasonable fact finder to conclude that gender bias played a role, the student’s Title IX claim survived a motion to dismiss. ...

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