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Front Royal sued for $30 million

Two Northern Virginia businessmen and their fledgling solar energy business have filed a defamation lawsuit against the town of Front Royal and three of its leaders alleging they were defamed by allegations of bribery. The lawsuit by Donald Poe and ...

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The long arm of Ohio

A Virginia man who posted allegedly defamatory comments on Internet message boards about an Ohio-based company has to defend himself in Ohio, according to the Buckeye State’s highest court. The plaintiff company, which makes racing equipment, is based in Glenmont, ...

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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 ...

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‘Developer’ not a dirty word in Chesterfield

Being linked to “developers” is not defamatory in Chesterfield County. Chesterfield County Circuit Judge Herbert C. Gill has dismissed a local businessman’s $1.35 million defamation suit against residents who opposed a sewer line the businessman supported by saying the businessman ...

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