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  • Category: Civil Rights

    What Are Civil Rights?

    Civil rights are the basic rights that every citizen in the United States has to be protected from unfair or discriminatory treatment based on protected classes, including gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, and race. When a citizen is discriminated against because of their gender, it is a violation of their civil right, which is […]

    What can I Do if a Civil Rights Violation Caused the Death of My Loved One?

    When someone’s death occurs due to the negligence of a person or entity, surviving family members can bring a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. This lawsuit is called a wrongful death lawsuit. Under Virginia law, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by another party’s wrongful act or neglect. Another way to think […]

    What are Common Civil Rights Violations?

    Every U.S. citizen is guaranteed a certain set of rights and freedoms. When another person or entity infringes on those rights, it could be a civil rights violation. These violations can occur both at the federal and state levels. Every person has federal protections. Many states, including Virginia, have enacted additional protections for residents as […]