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Claims struck by trial court remanded for damage award (access required)

The circuit court erred by striking plaintiff’s claims of excessive force, false arrest and illegal search against defendant police officer on the basis of sovereign and qualified immunity. Defendant did not challenge the jury’s findings that he was liable for ...

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Excessive force claims against arresting officer filed too late (access required)

Where a man sued an arresting officer for excessive force based on injuries allegedly suffered in July 2015, the suit was dismissed because it was filed beyond the two years applicable to § 1983 claims in Virginia. Background On July ...

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Claims in suit over involuntary confinement narrowed (access required)

Where a man had been previously confined against his will and prescribed antipsychotic and other medication over his objections, numerous claims in his subsequent suit against doctors and others were dismissed. His request for appointment of counsel due to deteriorating ...

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