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Published on June 13, 2017

UPDATE: Prominent Virginia Lawsuits in the News

Fraternity chapter at U-Va. to settle suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million

A Phi Kappa Psi fraternity chapter announced Tuesday it plans to settle a lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine in a defamation case involving allegations — later debunked — that University of Virginia students participated in a gang rape.

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West Virginia Business College named in class action lawsuit

CHARLESTON, W.Va.
Issues of accreditation at West Virginia Business College are going to court. On Monday, Charleston Attorney Rusty Webb announced he was filing a class action lawsuit in Harrison County against the soon-to-be unaccredited school …

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Group sues Virginia environmental agency over pipeline permitting

The state can issue a certification for the Nationwide Permit 12 program only “if it can assure that the activities authorized by the corps permit will uphold state WQS (water-quality standards),” the lawsuit says.

“If the state cannot make this …

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Family files $40M lawsuit after 60-year-old man dies at Virginia jail

His family claims in the 157-page lawsuit that the jail and Correct Care Solutions, the company that provides health care to inmates, are responsible for the 60-year-old’s death.

According to WTKR, the wrongful death suit was filed Monday by Stewart’s …

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Attack on Va. black teen was racially motivated, lawsuit says

RICHMOND, Va.
A federal lawsuit accuses two white men of attacking a black teenager near his Virginia home as part of a campaign to run his interracial family out of their neighborhood.

The lawsuit comes more than a year after the men were …

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Mother’s lawsuit against Virginia Beach police downplays danger India Kager placed herself in

Gina Best wants to blame somebody for her daughter’s death.

However, that anger, in the form of a lawsuit against four Virginia Beach police officers, is sadly misplaced.

Kager, 27, was the girlfriend of Angelo Perry. She was driving the car that Perry was sitting in when he opened fire on the police.

Police returned fire and both the driver and passenger died.

Virginia Beach police officers shot to …

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Lawsuit: Virginia inmate who died at jail denied proper medical care

PORTSMOUTH, VA
The family of a Virginia inmate who sought emergency medical help days before he died has filed a more than $40 million federal lawsuit against the jail.

Henry Stewart died in August days after filing an emergency grievance form …

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Katie Couric defamation lawsuit dismissed

On Wednesday a judge dismissed a $12 million lawsuit filed against her by a Virginia gun club that said she defamed them in a film she narrated.

The Virginia Citizens Defense League had filed the suit against Couric, the documentary “Under the Gun,” …

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Lawsuit filed against 4 Virginia Beach SWAT officers who fatally shot woman at 7-Eleven

A judge ruled Tuesday that a lawsuit filed against four Virginia Beach police officers who killed a woman during a shootout with a passenger in her car can proceed to trial.

The wrongful death lawsuit was filed in March by the family of India Kager, a …

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