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Richmond judge files $1.7 defamation suit (access required)

Newspaper commentary said ‘politics played’

Richmond Circuit Judge Melvin R. Hughes Jr. has filed a $1.7 million defamation suit against a Richmond weekly newspaper for publishing commentary suggesting he played courtroom politics with lawyers. The suit against The Richmond Voice came after the newspaper published editorial comments about a different defamation suit. Hughes presided over that case, and a jury found ...

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