Politician Sues Style Weekly

april 1, 2009  11:47 am
Democratic state delegate Joseph D. Morrissey has filed a $10.35 million libel suit against Style Weekly for an article the alt-weekly published last April about the politician's finances and related legal battles. The suit, which seeks $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages, names Style's parent company, TWCC Holding Corp., along with editor Jason Roop and the story's authors, Amy Biegelsen and Chris Dovi. When contacted on Monday by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Roop said he hadn't seen the suit and therefore couldn't comment on it.