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Civil rights plaintiff can’t get attorney fees

A civil rights plaintiff did not become a “prevailing party” entitled to attorney fees when the defendant capitulated shortly after the case was filed, the en banc 3rd Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

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Court vacates $18M civil rights verdict against NYC

New York City is not liable for wrongfully imprisoning a man who was exonerated by DNA evidence more than two decades after being convicted of rape, a U.S. District Court in New York has ruled.

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