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Filing second action against defendants was not vexatious (access required)

Where plaintiffs voluntarily discontinued their first action against defendants just two months before trial because the attorney that replaced their initial counsel did not have sufficient time to prepare and shortly thereafter filed a nearly identical action against the same ...

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Corrections officers not liable for prisoner killed by fellow inmate (access required)

Where a prisoner was killed by a fellow inmate, the facts were insufficient to support a claim against the corrections officers for violations of the prisoner’s rights under the Fifth and Eighth Amendment. Background At the time of his death ...

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Richmond police’s training materials do not reflect deliberate indifference (access required)

The City of Richmond is not liable for the death of a man fatally shot by an off-duty police officer because its training materials did not reflect deliberate indifference, as required to impose liability on the city. The case will ...

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Government officials immune from reporter’s claims (access required)

Senior government officials, including the former Attorney General and the Postmaster General, cannot be held liable for claims they unlawfully relied on electronic surveillance to spy on a CBS television reporter because such conduct did not violate a clearly established ...

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Clinic not liable for its private police’s seizure of employee (access required)

A janitor at mental health clinic who was seized by the clinic’s private police department at his residence, interrogated and allegedly coerced into confessing to lighting matches at the clinic could only pursue a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim against the ...

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