Nine people who were injured during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., were awarded more than $25 million in damages by a federal jury on Tuesday.
The plaintiffs, four men and five women, had sued the white nationalist organizers of the march, accusing them of plotting violence against African Americans, Jews and others.
While the jury found that the defendants, 10 individuals and 14 organizations, liable for the injuries to the counter protestors, it deadlocked on claims that they engaged in a federal conspiracy to commit violence.
Attorney Roberta Kaplan said the plaintiffs would refile suit so another jury can come to a verdict on those claims, while also calling the amount in damages awarded “eye opening.”
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