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Former judge fails to avoid defamation judgment (access required)

Former Newport News Circuit Judge Verbena Askew struck out at the Supreme Court with a two-pronged effort to undo a $350,000 defamation judgment against her. Askew was found liable for telling newspaper reporters a former court staffer had been "institutionalized." Askew argued that - since the newspaper never reported her comments - there were ...

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