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Excessive Force by Police

Recent publicity about the questionable deaths of multiple black Americans has brought focus on the problem of police brutality. The recent George Floyd verdict illustrates that police occasionally use excessive force during encounters with crime suspects that leads to unnecessary injury and death. Instances of excessive force have led to death by shooting, death by strangulation, traumatic brain injury and paralysis. What happens when police use excessive force and cause injury? Not all force is…

Bad Faith Litigation: FAQs

Litigation Law Firm You invest in insurance for the peace of mind that you will be covered in case an emergency happens. But what happens if your insurance agency denies your claim? As experienced attorneys, like those at Brown Kiely LLP, can explain – Bad faith behavior on the part of insurance providers is unfortunately commonplace. Oftentimes, in an effort to protect their bottom line, insurers will engage in bad faith practices that harm policyholders…

Various Types of Sexual Discrimination

Sex Discrimination Lawyer Sex-Based Discrimination Sex discrimination involves dealing with somebody (a candidate or worker) unfavorably because of that individual’s sex, including the person’s sexual preference, gender identity, or pregnancy.   Discrimination against a specific because of gender identity, consisting of transgender status, or because of sexual orientation is discrimination because of sex in infraction of Title VII. For more details about LGBTQ+- associated sex discrimination claims, see https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/what-you-should-know-eeoc-and-protections-lgbt-workers.   Sex Discrimination & Work Situations…

How To Fight A False Order of Protection?

Criminal Defense Lawyer When a court issues a protective order or restraining orders, they are hoping to provide legal protections to victims of sexual abuse harassment stalking and domestic violence. Oftentimes these orders can successfully prevent extreme cases of emotional and physical and sexual violence, however not every protection order is issued by somebody who needs it. When an order is executed falsely, and it’s estimated that over 700,000 protective orders are issued based on…

What To Do If A Criminal Protective Order Was Issued Against Me?

Look to an experienced Criminal Lawyer for direction Criminal protective orders can be confusing, because there are so many types of them. When it comes to Virginia, there are three types of protective orders that you can use to protect yourself, others in your family, or your home. These orders are issued by a judge or magistrate to protect your health and safety, if you are an alleged victim in any act that involves violence,…

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