Civil Rights

King v. Darden

In this civil-rights actions, the plaintiff fails to establish all the elements of his claim that the defendants conspired to unlawfully arrest and prosecute him for engaging in election fraud. Here, the plaintiff sued a county commonwealth’s attorney and an… Read More ›

Lucas v. Henrico Cty. Pub. Sch. Bd. (U)

The district court erred in concluding that it lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over the plaintiffs’ federal civil rights claims. The plaintiffs, a parent and two education advocates, raised numerous claims against the Henrico County School Board and related defendants arising from… Read More ›

Z.F. v. Adkins

A middle school student may proceed in this case alleging that the defendant, a deputy sheriff and resource officer at the plaintiff’s school, unlawfully seized his person and seized and searched his cell phone, using excessive force. The student alleges… Read More ›

Brown v. Cobb

Civil rights claims against a police officer who fatally shot an 18-year-old survive a motion to dismiss, for now. The plaintiffs, administrators for the victim’s estate, sufficiently alleged that the officer acted under color of law despite being off duty… Read More ›