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Richmond sets defamation record with $1.5M award (access required)

A Richmond jury has handed down what is apparently the largest defamation award in Virginia history. The plaintiff, a Richmond community activist, was awarded more than $1.5 million in damages against The Korea Times for a 1997 article that falsely accused him of embezzlement from a senior citizens group. The sum includes $1 million in compensatory damages, ...