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Norfolk officers sued for retaliatory arrest (access required)

Where a man arrested outside of a restaurant alleged facts suggesting the officers arrested him only after he engaged in constitutionally protected speech, his First Amendment retaliation claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background Drew Tyler Lail filed a multi-count ...

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Police officers can be sued for violating citizen’s rights (access required)

Where a man alleged that police officers entered his house without a warrant, slapped his hands while they were behind his back, imprisoned him without reason and conducted an unconstitutional search, his Fourth Amendment claims survive a motion to dismiss. ...

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Inmate’s inadequate medical treatment claim survives (access required)

Where a detainee alleged he sent eight emergency grievances complaining of hand and wrist injuries to the superintendent of the correctional facility, who responded with denials and inaction, the detainee’s deliberate indifference claim survived the motion to dismiss. Background In ...

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Prison health director sued over inadequate dental care (access required)

Where the evidence suggested the Health Service Director for the Virginia Department of Corrections, or VDOC, approved a decision to not provide dental care at a correctional facility, causing a detainee to suffer additional pain and his dental condition to ...

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