Kaplan & Company, LLP Files Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of Plaintiffs Injured by the Violent Events in Charlottesville

By: 
Roberta A. Kaplan and Julie E. Fink
Published on:
October 12th, 2017

On October 11, 2017, Kaplan & Company LLP filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of eleven plaintiffs—including University of Virginia undergraduates, law students and staff, persons of faith, ministers, parents, doctors, and businesspersons—who were injured by the violent events in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11 and 12. 

Defendants are the individuals and organizations that conspired to plan, promote, and carry out those violent events.  They are neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white supremacists, and white nationalists.  Under the pretext of a “rally,” which they termed “Unite the Right,” Defendants spent months carefully coordinating their efforts, on the internet and in person. The violence, suffering, and emotional distress that occurred in Charlottesville was a direct, intended, and foreseeable result of Defendants’ unlawful conspiracy.  The aim of this lawsuit is to ensure that nothing like this will happen again at the hands of Defendants—not on the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, and not anywhere else in the United States of America.

Read the full complaint HERE.