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Official hit with $150K defamation award (access required)

A county administrator who criticized a former colleague’s job performance to the board of supervisors must pay damages for defamation, in a new decision from the Supreme Court of Virginia. The high court upheld the defamation verdict and the jury award of $50,000 compensatory and $100,000 punitive damages in an opinion that will require local government ...

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