PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Former Portsmouth City Manager Angel Jones on Tuesday afternoon refiled her $5.35 million lawsuit against the city
This comes after a reliable source told 10 On Your Side Tuesday morning that Jones moved to non-suit her $5.35 million lawsuit against the city.
A non-suit is when a plaintiff voluntarily withdraws or dismisses a lawsuit and allows the party to bring a second suit on the same cause. It’s a prosedural type of motion.
Jones sued the city for wrongful termination after she was fired last May during a contentious city council meeting. She had served in the position for just over a year.
In the lawsuit, Jones also alleged misconduct from other city council members.
According to Jones’ lawyer, Steve Heretick, the city said her legal team needed to amend the complaint after the election because some of the council members have changed.
Heretick has since refiled the lawsuit on behalf of Jones.
This is breaking news and will be updated.
*Correction: In a previous version of this story, it was stated that Angel Jones had dropped the lawsuit, however, Jones lawyers clarified that they moved to non-suit the lawsuit, which is a procedural type of motion.*