Jury: Virginian-Pilot Newspaper Committed Libel - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Jury: Virginian-Pilot Newspaper Committed Libel

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - A Chesapeake jury has found that The Virginian-Pilot committed libel against an assistant principal at a local high school.

The jury awarded Phillip Webb $3 million in damages on Thursday. The lawsuit stems from a 2009 story that said Webb's son was not disciplined by the school system after the boy's arrest for assault.

In court, Webb's attorney said the newspaper implied Webb's son had received preferential treatment from the school system because of his father's job at Oscar Smith High School. He said the newspaper had no proof of any misconduct and that the story damaged his reputation.

Conrad Shumadine, an attorney for the newspaper, said the story was accurate.

Attorneys for the newspaper are asking the judge to set aside the jury's verdict.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Transforming Wallops Island into a Tourist Destination

    Transforming Wallops Island into a Tourist Destination

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:55:57 GMT
    coming right back......More
    coming right back......More
  • Del. Bill Would Allow Alcohol in Movie Theaters

    Del. Bill Would Allow Alcohol in Movie Theaters

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:35 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:35:27 GMT
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A Delaware House Bill that is currently in committee would legalize the sale of liquor, wine and beer in movies theaters in the state.More
    REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - A Delaware House Bill that is currently in committee would legalize the sale of liquor, wine and beer in movies theaters in the state.More
  • Tax Filing Day Goes Digital

    Tax Filing Day Goes Digital

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:34:29 GMT
    Across the country, people faced the deadline Tuesday to file their taxes. However, the scene was vastly different from that of just a decade or two in the past. At Post Offices across the nation, the mad-rush that defined this day in the past has all but disappeared, being replaced by an electronic process.More
    Across the country, people faced the deadline Tuesday to file their taxes. However, the scene was vastly different from that of just a decade or two in the past. At Post Offices across the nation, the mad-rush that defined this day in the past has all but disappeared, being replaced by an electronic process.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service