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Lawyer removed from rally lawsuit he says he never agreed to

Image of Jason Kessler's press conference the day after the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally |...
Image of Jason Kessler's press conference the day after the deadly 'Unite the Right' rally | WHSV file video(WHSV)
Published: Oct. 10, 2018 at 1:54 PM EDT
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UPDATE (Oct. 10):

The attorney who says his signature was placed on court documents without his knowledge has been removed from a lawsuit related to the 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

that a judge granted Richard Harry's request Tuesday. Harry had said in August that he had represented Unite the Right rally organizer Jason Kessler in other matters, but never agreed to do so in the $3 million lawsuit.

Harry hasn't said how he suspects his name got on the case.

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

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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 Wednesday at a hearing that he has represented Jason Kessler in other matters, but never agreed to represent him in the $3 million lawsuit. 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. He 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.