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Jury to decide if officer violated plaintiff’s constitutional rights (access required)

Where the plaintiff was arrested after a confrontation in a Longwood University dormitory as a result of an allegedly misleading affidavit submitted by a university police officer, a jury will decide if the officer made material misrepresentations or omissions in ...

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No federal question jurisdiction over Virginia servicemember’s claim (access required)

Where a servicemember’s claim was brought under Virginia’s codification of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, resolution of that claim did not involve federal law as to provide federal question jurisdiction. Background This is a civil action alleging a ...

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Two abortion rules struck, remaining provisions upheld (access required)

Although two provisions of Virginia’s abortion statutes and regulations were invalidated or enjoined, the remaining provisions were upheld because they did not unduly burden a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. Background At issue in this case is ...

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Trustee’s interpretation of settlement agreement affirmed (access required)

Where a settlement agreement was clear and unambiguous and not reasonably susceptible to the interpretation urged by one of the parties, the bankruptcy court’s decision, which adopted the interpretation urged by the trustee, was affirmed. Background This case concerns the ...

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