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Jury Says Unite the Right Rally Organizers Must Pay $ 25 Million

The civil lawsuit against the murderous white supremacist Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. Ended in a split verdict on Tuesday, with jurors failing to agree on a federal conspiracy charge but awarding more of $ 25 million to the plaintiffs in combined damages.

After a third day of deliberation, the decision of the seven white and four black jurors showed jurors agreed that the defendants had violated a Virginia state conspiracy law, but not a federal law. . The ruling rejected defense arguments that the trial represented a referendum on free speech.

Jurors assessed $ 500,000 in punitive damages against several defendants and $ 1 million against several organizations in connection with the conspiracy complaint against the state. However, they limited the compensatory damages to the plaintiffs on this claim to a maximum of $ 1 each.

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