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Judge: Councilors can be held liable in Confederate statue lawsuit
The Daily Progress Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 9 p.m.

The city councilors who voted for the removal of Charlottesville's two Confederate monuments may be liable for damages and legal fees if the court ultimately rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the case, according to a written opinion signed Thursday by Charlottesville Circuit Judge Richard E. Moore.

In a news release, The Monument Fund, a group involved in the lawsuit against the city, announced that the court had sent the parties a letter explaining its opinion on whether the councilors are entitled to immunity.

“There may still be some questions, even if defendants are not immune, as to what damages they might be liable for, but they cannot, in any event, be immune to injunctions or fines or other sanctions for disobeying court orders.”

 

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