Abigail Zwerner v. Newport News School Board

This is a lawsuit filed by Abigail Zwerner against the Newport News School Board, Dr. George Parker, Ebony V. Parker, and Briana Foster Newton in the Circuit Court for the City of Newport News in Virginia. Zwerner, a first-grade teacher at Richneck Elementary School, was attacked by a student who brought a handgun to school, resulting in injuries. She is seeking damages of $40 million. The defendants argue that Zwerner's injuries fall under the exclusive coverage of Virginia's Workers’ Compensation Act, which provides the exclusive remedies for work-related injuries. However, the plaintiff argues that the defendant violated the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by disciplining Zwerner without first conducting a "manifestation determination" to determine if the behavior was a manifestation of the disability. The lawsuit highlights the problem of violence in classrooms and the increasing number of attacks on teachers by students. It also involves Virginia's Workers' Compensation Act, as Zwerner was allegedly assaulted by a co-worker. The lawsuit seeks compensation for the alleged violations of IDEA and ADA, as well as workers' compensation benefits for the assault. The case is currently being heard in the Newport News Circuit Court.

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United States of America v. Robert Hunter Biden

Summary: Hunter Biden is currently embroiled in a lawsuit, accused of purchasing a Colt Cobra revolver in October 2018 while allegedly using illegal substances. Despite denying drug use on the necessary paperwork, if found guilty, he could face a maximum of 25 years in prison along with substantial fines. Biden's defense team contends that the charges are politically driven, asserting that Biden's temporary possession of an unloaded firearm did not constitute a public safety risk. They intend to contest the charges, leveraging an agreement with the prosecution, recent federal court decisions, and potential Second Amendment defenses. This case could potentially ignite wider discussions about Second Amendment rights, especially as the Supreme Court is poised to deliberate on a related issue concerning gun ownership for individuals subject to domestic violence restraining orders. Opinions are divided among political and legislative figures, with some speculating that advocates of the Second Amendment might oppose the law that prohibits gun ownership for drug users.