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Attorney: That’s not my signature in rally lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An attorney says his signature was placed on a court document without his knowledge in a lawsuit related to the 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

Richard Harry said an Aug. 22 hearing that he has represented Jason Kessler in other matters, but never agreed to represent him in the $3 million lawsuit, The Daily Progress reported. Harry wouldn’t say if he thought his signature on the document was intentionally faked. He wants to be removed from the case.

Two sisters are suing James A. Fields, who is accused of driving into a crowd of counterprotesters. Fields  allegedly hit the sisters’ car too. They also make claims of civil conspiracy, negligence and emotional distress against Kessler and other rally organizers.

The judge said he’d likely grant Harry’s request.

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