Striving for American Ideals

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Commentary – Striving for American Ideals Early in our nation’s history the concept of equality and freedom in religion and thought was the cornerstone of something new in the world. On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn forty-five thousand acres to pay a 6,000 pound debt owed to Penn’s father, […]

Spoliation – destroying evidence – in the Fourth Circuit

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Spoliation “Spoliation refers to the destruction or material alteration of evidence or to the failure to preserve property for another’s use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation.” Silvestri v. General Motors Corp., 271 F.3d 583, 590 (4th Cir. 2001) (citing West v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 167 F.3d 776, 779 (2d Cir. 1999)). Motion for […]

First Amendment in the WorkPlace

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(Public Employee — Generally not applicable to Private Companies) A public employee must establish four elements to state a claim for deprivation of First Amendment rights flowing from an adverse employment action.  “First, to trigger First Amendment protection, the speech at issue must relate to matters of public interest.” Hanton v. Gilbert, 36 F.3d 4, 6 (4th Cir.1994) (citing Connick […]

1st Amendment Retaliation Claims in the 4th Circuit

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Your right to speak freely – to criticize the government and government officials! The First Amendment guarantees an individual the right to speak freely, including the right to criticize the government and government officials. To protect that right, public officials are prohibited from retaliating against individuals who criticize them. Fear of retaliation may chill an […]

Lt. Nazario v Town of Windsor Police Officers – Official Update

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, General, Litigation, Personal Injury Law

Because this important civil rights case highlights the need for national attention and reform – this page will serve the public’s right to know TO HELP LT. NAZARIO CLICK HERE! The Court Action – Notes and Public Documents & Opinions Click here to view Scheduling Order The court unleashed plaintiff’s counsel to begin discovery! 7-20-2021–Court […]

Suit Filed in Norfolk Against Windsor Police for Civil Rights Violations against Lt. Caron Nazario

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TO READ THE LATEST UPDATES – CLICK HERE Nazario v Gutierrez & Crocker, Case 2:21-cv-00169 -Filed 04/02/21 Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk This action arises from the behaviors of two Windsor [Virginia] police officers, Joe Gutierrez and Daniel Crocker (jointly, the “Defendants”), who, while on duty and in uniform, initiated a traffic stop against a […]

ROUNDUP

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ROUNDUP LITIGATION The official Court – Information Page – In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2741) Case No. 16-md-02741-VC Personal Injury  Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2018 and its legal liabilities of the glyphosate (Roundup) manufacturer.  Cases in California state and federal courts Robin Greenwald of Weitz & Luxenberg, PC; Michael Miller of The […]