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Judge rebuked for allowing $500K verdict to stand (access required)

A Virginia judge – appalled over damning evidence in a defamation case – allowed a $500,000 verdict against a school superintendent to stand, despite the acknowledged absence of a key legal foundation. Now the Supreme Court of Virginia has reversed that 2017 verdict while rebuking the trial judge. Patrick County Circuit Judge Martin F. Clark Jr. ...