Sugar Shack Donuts and owner hit with sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit

2019, Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress A former employee of Sugar Shack Donuts is accusing the company’s CEO of sexual harassment and discrimination in a federal civil rights lawsuit. The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Richmond, alleges that Ian Kelley, the CEO and a founder of the Chesterfield County-based company, promoted an 18-year-old […]

Former LeClairRyan attorney continues fight for gender discrimination damages

Michael Schwartz The battle between LeClairRyan and one of its former attorneys continues, even as the law firm has collapsed into bankruptcy. Michele Craddock, who successfully fought a gender discrimination case against the once-sizable firm prior to its demise, is still fighting to collect on the $1.02 million in damages awarded to her in the […]

Roanoke to pay million dollar settlement after police overtime lawsuit

WDBJ Roanoke City will be handing over $1.2 million as a result of a class action lawsuit over police overtime pay. In the settlement, released Tuesday, Roanoke agreed to pay the “maximum total amount” in the case. Most of the money, a $792,000 lump sum, will be held for officers allegedly impacted. The complaint was […]

Former exec sues Henrico-based Carpenter Co. for $18M; trial date set

Michael Schwartz A local executive who claims he was wrongfully ousted from his position near the top of one of Richmond’s biggest privately held companies is headed to trial against his former employer. Michael Lowery, who until last year was president and COO of Henrico-based industrial foam maker Carpenter Co., is suing the company, and […]

Richmond pays former employee $150,000 to settle ADA complaint

Joe Mahoney/Times-Dispatch The city of Richmond has agreed to pay a former employee $150,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming its administrators violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. Osby Terry, a former Department of Public Utilities worker, filed the lawsuit in federal court last June. Terry hurt his knee while on the clock, leading to a […]

Health care provider agrees to ban from Medicaid program and $1 million settlement

Unsplash Civil fraud allegations against a Glen Allen woman and her Richmond-area medical support companies have been settled in a $1 million judgment and a lifetime ban from the Virginia Medicaid Program. The settlement was approved Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson between Dawn Sykes, 43, and the federal and state governments. From […]

Petersburg settles police overtime suit for $1.35M

Scott P. Yates PETERSBURG — The City of Petersburg added another hefty bill to its payment list after a class-action lawsuit between members of the Bureau of Police and the city was settled Jan. 4. The settlement agreement requires the payment of $1.35 million as recompense for law enforcement officers’ unpaid overtime. Of that amount, […]