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Richmond judge files $1.7 defamation suit (access required)

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 ...

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Judge sues newspaper claiming defamation

One defamation trial could lead to another as a Richmond circuit judge is seeking $1.35 million against a newspaper that allegedly accused the judge of playing politics with lawyers. Judge Melvin Hughes filed suit last week against the publisher of ...

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Moose Lodge administrator contends he was falsely accused of theft – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, Carl Wayne Koegler, was the administrator for Richmond East Moose Lodge. In May 2008 the lodge installed Keith Williams as the governor. In late June there was a convention held by Moose International in Las Vegas, and plaintiff ...

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Student says paper defamed him with bullying allegation – $5,000,000 Verdict (access required)

A newspaper article about an assault case falsely stated that a high school athlete routinely bullied another student at Great Bridge High School. The article reported accurately that the plaintiff had been convicted of assaulting the father of the student ...

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Ad damnum, defamation cases settled while on appeal (access required)

Don’t look for rulings from the Supreme Court of Virginia in the Spear ad damnum case or the much-litigated defamation claim of a former Raytheon Technical Services Co. executive. Both have been settled under confidential terms, less than two weeks ...

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Professors get $2.5 million each from West

An effort to get legal commentary on the cheap has backfired on West Publishing Corp., The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Two law professors had split $10,000 for providing an annual update on Pennsylvania criminal procedure for the legal publisher. But when ...

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Instructor disputes allegations of impropriety with students – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a U.Va. PhD candidate who taught microbiology at Piedmont Virginia Community College as an adjunct instructor. One of his students complained to her mother about how the plaintiff conducted his classes and because he refused to give her ...

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