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Jury to decide if officer violated rights of 14-year old (access required)

A jury will decide whether a middle school resource officer who tackled a 14-year old during an investigation into the alleged distribution of nude photographs of a fellow student violated the minor’s constitutional rights. Because it was clear that a ...

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Jurisdiction grounded on ‘federal enclave’ (access required)

Where an alleged wrongful termination, common-law conspiracy and statutory conspiracy occurred at the Redford Arsenal, land ceded to the United States, there was subject matter jurisdiction because the land was a “federal enclave.” The same claims, however, failed as a ...

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Search warrant affidavit was proved unreliable (access required)

Where an affidavit submitted in sup­port of an application for a search war­rant omitted critical information, includ­ing that controlled buys were made by two separate confidential informants and any information about the reliability of the informants, and the omitted informa­tion ...

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No jurisdiction over out-of-state auto parts companies (access required)

Where a woman whose claims against out-of-state automotive components sales and distribution companies included only a “few scattered contacts” with Virginia, there was no demonstration of purposeful activity to establish meaningful contact with the forum state. Therefore, court lacked jurisdiction ...

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Capital One loses bid to stay consumer suit (access required)

Capital One Financial Corporation lost its bid to stay a Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act, or TCPA, suit pending a ruling either from the Federal Communications Commission or the United States Supreme Court on the correct interpretation and application of ...

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