Civil Procedure

Battle v. Ledford (P)

The district court erred in concluding that a prisoner’s suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, filed after exhausting administrative remedies under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, was time-barred. Virginia provides an elaborate grievance process for prisoner complaints, but its no-tolling… Read More ›

Stewart v. Iancu (P)

Contrary to the district court’s holding, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-16(c)’s 180-day waiting period operates independently of the intake agency’s extended investigation window for amended complaints. Accordingly, the 180-day waiting period for filing a civil action, absent agency final action, begins with… Read More ›

Scott v. Clarke (P)

This is a six-year-old Eighth Amendment class action concerning the long-term failure to provide adequate medical care to inmates at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. After years of litigation, the parties reached a detailed settlement agreement, approved by the… Read More ›