Sharon Judkins lawsuit can move forward, judge rules

Posted at 9:32 PM, Dec 17, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. -- A judge has ruled that an amended lawsuit filed by Richmond’s former deputy finance administrator can move forward, for now.

Sharon Judkins is suing the city for more than 10-million dollars.

She claims that the city auditor defamed her when he released a report that said a plan to give her an extra $400,000 in unused sick leave may have violated the city's ethics policy.

Former Richmond Chief Administrative Officer Byron Marshall later rescinded the offer, and the matter was turned over to the Commonwealth's Attorney, who ultimately found no criminal wrongdoing.

Judkins is also suing the city for alleged breach of contract regarding the sick leave.