Former Wood County Sheriff’s Deputy Wins Sanctions in Lawsuit Against County Commission and Sheriff’s Department

PARKERSBURG, West Virginia – A former Wood County Sheriff’s deputy has won a motion for sanctions against the County Commission and Sheriff’s Department for failing to provide requested materials for review in her lawsuit. Pleasants County Circuit Judge Timothy L. Sweeney, who is presiding over the case, also ruled that an adverse jury instruction will be allowed regarding lost or destroyed materials. The legal battle between former Wood County Sheriff’s Sgt. Della Matheny and the commission, department, and former Sheriff Steve Stephens began in November. Matheny alleges that Stephens harassed female employees, created a hostile … Read more

Experienced Deputy District Attorney Valerie Summers Seeks San Diego County Superior Court Judge Position for Fair and Equal Justice

SAN DIEGO, California – Valerie Summers, a candidate for San Diego County Superior Court judge, Office 43, is vying for a position that demands experience and a strong track record in administering fair and equal justice. Drawing from her more than 35 years of service as a deputy district attorney, Summers emphasizes her commitment to community safety and dedication to upholding the rule of law. Summers’ qualifications have earned her an exceptional rating from the San Diego County Bar Association. As a prosecutor, Summers has handled a wide range of criminal cases, including murder, child … Read more

Deputy Attorney General Clara Levers’ Vision for a Fair and Just Yolo Superior Court

Woodland, California – With the upcoming March 5 primary election in California, local races in Yolo County have taken center stage. Among these races is the competition for an open seat on the Yolo Superior Court bench. Clara Levers, a Deputy Attorney General, is one of the candidates vying for this position. As the election approaches, the Daily Democrat reached out to Levers and other candidates in contested races to learn more about their platforms, priorities, and qualifications. Levers, a graduate of UC Davis School of Law, brings two decades of legal experience to her … Read more

Virginia Beach Deputy Wins Partial Victory in Wrongful Termination Lawsuit, Receives $10,000 in Damages

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – In a recent wrongful termination case, a jury in Virginia Beach issued a split verdict and awarded $10,000 in damages to a former deputy. The trial, which centered around allegations of wrongdoing and a retaliatory firing, unfolded in the City of Virginia Beach. The former deputy, who had served at the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office, claimed that he was wrongfully terminated after reporting misconduct within the department. During the trial, both sides presented their arguments, and the jury arrived at a split verdict. This means that not all of the jurors … Read more