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Co-worker alleges former judge defamed her in bid to keep seat – $456,000 Verdict (access required)

A Williamsburg/James City County jury returned a $456,000 defamation and breach of contract verdict on Jan. 29 against former Newport News Circuit Court Judge Verbena Askew in favor of former Hampton/Newport News Drug Court Administrator Brenda Collins. Eight people (seven jurors and one alternate) heard three days of testimony from 11 witnesses ranging from ...