BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) - A central Kentucky jury has ordered the
Ku Klux Klan, a Klan leader and a former follower to pay $2.5
million to a teenager who was beaten by a pair of white
supremacists at a county fair in 2006.
The jury awarded 19-year-old Jordan Gruver $1.5 million for lost
wages and medical expenses and $1 million in punitive damages.
The award comes in a lawsuit filed by Gruver and the Southern
Poverty Law Center against Imperial Klans of America of Dawson
Springs; its grand wizard, Ron Edwards; and his former lieutenant,
Gruver and attorneys for the center claimed Edwards incited his
followers to violence, resulting in the attack at the Meade County
Fair in July 2006.
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