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Jury sides with prominent public figure in defamation suit — $5M verdict (access required)

Type of action: Defamation Name of case: Oliver v. Cohen Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-692 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Beverly W. Snukals (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/1/2022 Demand: $10,000,000 Offer: $250,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $5,000,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Jeremiah A. Denton III and Christopher W. Palermo-Re, Virginia Beach Description of case: Deona Branch Oliver, 62, ...