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Privilege waived: Town ordered to produce attorney’s report in harassment investigation (access required)

Attorney report

The Town of Front Royal has been directed by a magistrate judge to disclose its communications with its retained attorney on an investigation into harassment claims made by a former town clerk after the former clerk’s motion to compel was ...

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IRS can’t be sued for negligent refund processing (access required)

Internal Revenue Service

Where the Internal Revenue Service, or IRS, negligently deposited a tax refund into a fraudulent account despite being warned in time to stop it, a taxpayer’s negligence suit was barred by sovereign immunity. The government moved to dismiss on the ...

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No qualified immunity: Excessive force claim against K-9 officer proceeds (access required)

Police dog standing with K9 officer

A K-9 officer who ordered his dog to attack a man who had mental health issues without any evidence he was actually resisting can be sued for excessive force, a U.S. District Court has ruled. The court declined to find ...

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Medical assistant can pursue race discrimination claim (access required)

Where a former medical assistant for the University of Virginia Medical Center alleged her termination was the result of race discrimination, at the motion to dismiss stage UVA could not rely on her termination document to argue that she was ...

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CFPB can sue immigration bond middleman (access required)

Where the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, alleged companies who act as an intermediary between immigration detainees and sureties and their bond agents made misrepresentations, the court had subject matter jurisdiction. Although there are limitations in the scope of ...

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Anti-masking law enjoined in limited circumstance (access required)

Where the parents of children with disabilities that put them at significant health risk should they contract COVID-19 showed they would be irreparably harmed if local school districts could not consider their individualized request for masking, the governor and other ...

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