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Case Number: 7:19-cv-00413-TTC-RSB
Judge: Thomas T. Cullen
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia (Roanoke County)
Defendant's Attorney: Jim Guynn
Description: Danville, VA: Civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff, who sued Defendant claiming that she was fired for exercising her First Amendment right to free speech.
Sherry Flanagan, the former director of the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services, sued County supervisor Ron Scearce, claiming that he violated her constitutional First Amendment rights for giving a speech to the Virginia Board of Social Services in Richmond.
Defendant claimed that Flanagan's speech was not protected speech.
Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $15,000.00.