Family Sues U.Va. Over VQR Editor's Suicide

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The University of Virginia is being sued by the family of a literary journal managing editor who committed suicide in 2010.

The $10 million lawsuit claims 52-year-old Kevin Morrissey's death stemmed from a hostile work environment created by U.Va. officials and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Morrissey fatally shot himself on July 30, 2010.

Media outlets report that attorneys representing Morrissey's family filed the wrongful death lawsuit last week in Henrico County Circuit Court. Former U.Va. President John T. Casteen III, several other current and former university employees and the literary journal's former editor, Ted Genoways, also are defendants.

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