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Prisoner’s death results in deliberate indifference suit (access required)

A suit against prison officials sued for their alleged deliberate indifference in the death of an inmate will continue after the court denied the officials’ motion to dismiss. The officials argued that, because the complaint did not allege facts showing ...

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Former VSU student’s discipline did not violate his civil rights (access required)

A former Virginia State University student who was disciplined for his alleged role in an altercation with a female student did not allege facts that plausibly suggested the discipline was based on his gender or violated his civil rights. Background ...

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Plaintiff’s fee award reduced by approximately 40% (access required)

Excessive billing, vague time entries and block billing, as well as the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims means that, while attorneys representing a plaintiff who successfully prevailed on his § 1988 claim will receive almost $490,000 in ...

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Court further reduces plaintiff’s attorneys’ fee award (access required)

After the magistrate judge recommended reducing the plaintiff’s attorney fee award by almost 40% because of excessive billing, vague time entries, block billing and the plaintiff’s overall lack of success on his claims, the district court further reduced the fee ...

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License plate reader system violates data act (access required)

On remand from the Virginia Supreme Court, the court concludes that the use by the Fairfax County Police Department, or FCPD, of its Automatic License Plate Reader, or ALPR, system violates the Commonwealth’s Governmental Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act ...

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Student accused of cheating failed to state a due process violation (access required)

Where a student was given a failing grade after another student accused him of cheating during the final exam and the accusing student was never identified by the school, the procedures afforded to the student at the disciplinary hearing may ...

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