August 9, 2019: Federal Court Sanctions Defendants Elliot Kline (aka Eli Mosley), Matthew Heimbach, and Vanguard America
The court sanctioned defendants Kline, Heimbach, and Vanguard America, requiring them to pay plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees and leaving the door open to even harsher penalties.
April 29, 2019: Federal Court Sanctions Defendant Jeff Schoep
The court requires defendant Schoep to turn over critical evidence.
April 12, 2019: Plaintiffs File Motion for Sanctions Against White Supremacist Group Vanguard America
Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Sanctions against Defendant Vanguard America.
April 3, 2019: Plaintiffs File Motion for Sanctions Against Elliott Klein and Matthew Heimbach
Plaintiffs filed a Motion for Sanctions against Defendants Elliott Klein (a/k/a Eli Mosley) and Matthew Heimbach, citing Defendants' failure to comply with court orders.
February 19, 2019: Federal Judge Denies Motion to Quash Subpoenas to Twitter and Platforms
Judge Norman K. Moon denied a motion to block Twitter, GoDaddy.com, Cloudfare, and Hatreon from complying with plaintiff's subpoenas, which seek evidence related to the defendants coordination and planning of racially-motivated violence.
February 14, 2019: Court Rules Plaintiffs can Proceed with Litigation Despite Bankruptcy Claims
A California bankruptcy court ruled that defendant Nathan Damigo cannot avoid liability under Sines v. Kessler, despite his bankrupty claims.
November 13, 2018: Court Allows Discovery to Proceed with Imaging of Defendants' Devices and Social Media Accounts
In an important victory for Plaintiffs, the court compelled Defendants to hand over devices and social media accounts to be imaged, a critical step in the discovery process.
July 9, 2018: Court Rejects Defendants' Motions to Dismiss
In a "huge victory" for Plaintiffs, the federal district court issued a 62-page decision rejecting Defendants' motions to dismiss.
May 24, 2018: Arguments on Motions to Dismiss
The federal district court in Charlottesville heard oral arguments on Defendants' motions to dismiss the case.
May 17, 2018: David Duke Ordered to Produce Documents
A federal court in Louisiana ordered former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, a non-party, to produce documents in response to Plaintiffs' subpoena.
March 15, 2018: Default Entered Against Five Defendants
Plaintiffs obtained entries of default against five defendants, including neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin and the East Coast Knights of the KKK.
January 5, 2018: Amended Complaint Filed
Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, including two new named plaintiffs who were injured by Defendant James Alex Fields.
October 11, 2017: Complaint Filed
Plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against white supremacists and hate groups for conspiring and causing violence in Charlottesville. The complaint alleged violations of the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act and various state laws.