After reporting numerous incidents of patient abuse in the nursing home facility they managed, the nursing home administrator and the director of nursing were both fired by the corporate vice president. Both became unemployable afterwards because they were blacklisted by the corporate defendants, causing the nursing director to lose her home and file for bankruptcy. The defendants also caused the administrator to be arrested on fictitious charges. Virginia law prohibits any person from retaliating against nursing home whistle blowers in anyway. Thus the Defendants were sued for both wrongful discharge and for retaliation. The case resolved when Mr. Roberts negotiated a $2.1 million settlement for his clients three weeks prior to trial .