Posts Tagged ‘VQR’
Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Douglas Morrissey, Administrator to the estate of Kevin Morrissey (his brother) has filed a legal complaint in Henrico County Court against the University of Virginia, Ted Genoways (Kevin’s boss), John Casteen III (the then UVa President), and UVa HR employees (Angelee Godbold & Alan S. Cohn). The suit claims that defendants drove Kevin Morrissey to commit suicide on July 30, 2010.
The charges listed in the July 25 filing are intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence and gross negligence. The plaintiff seeks $10 million in damages and $350,000 for punitive damages.
The background for this lawsuit is best reported by Dave McNair writing for The Hook in Charlottesville, Virginia, home of the University of Virginia.
VQR managing editor takes his own life
Tale of Woe: The death of the VQR’s Kevin Morrissey
VQR: Genoways in charge, staffers pull names, winter issue canceled
Genoways stays: UVA’s VQR investigation a whitewash?
VQR rising? Lit mag hires new publisher, deputy editor
Bully buster: VQR spurs launch of ‘Respectful Workplace’
Closing Chapter: VQR editor resigns, Waldo celebrates
Tale of Woe II: Deceased VQR editor’s family files $10 million lawsuit
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
This is a Kevin Morrissey suicide story update. The Hook’s investigative reporter, David McNair, reports on the launch of the University of Virginia’s respectful workplace policy and program. Here are my thoughts.
Tags: Kevin Morrissey, policy, respectful workplace, Ted Genoways, Teresa Sullivan, University of Virginia, VQR, workplace bullying
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Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Ed Wasserman was a reporter and is now a professor of journalism ethics at Washington & Lee University. He opined in his Aug. 29 newspaper column on the media about the Kevin Morrissey suicide story at the University of Virginia that would not have been a story without the “tilt of coverage toward this hot new social malady” (thanks for the back-handed compliment about awareness about workplace bullying).
Tags: Edward Wasserman, Kevin Morrissey, suicide, Ted Genoways, University of Virginia, Virginia Quarterly Review, VQR, Washington & Lee, workplace bullying
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Friday, August 20th, 2010
The most detailed account of events at the University of Virginia that led up to Kevin Morrissey’s suicide can be found in the Charlottesville newspaper, The Hook:
Take time to read the several comments, including mine.
Tags: Casteen, Kevin Morrissey, Maria Morrissey, suicide, Sullivan, Ted Genoways, University of Virginia, Virginia Quarterly Review, VQR, workplace bullying
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Thursday, August 19th, 2010
ABC News coverage of the Kevin Morrissey suicide at the University of Virginia asks the question.