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Teen Beats KKK in Hate Crime Lawsuit, Awarded $2.5 Million

Posted by Mary Ann Gorman | Posted in Personal Injury News

Jordan Gruver was 16 years old in 2006 when he was severely beaten by several KKK members who thought he was an illegal immigrant.

Gruver, an American citizen of Panamanian and Native-American descent, suffered a broken jaw, bruised ribs and permanent nerve damage in his arm because of the hate crime.

The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the country’s second-largest Klan group on behalf of the teen. The Klansmen who beat Gruver were convicted and they severed two years in prison. Edwards represented himself and denied the charges, saying the group is not generally violent.

Last week a jury ordered Imperial Klans of America “grand wizard” Ron Edwards and two former “lieutenants” to pay Gruever $1.5 million for lost wages and medical expenses and for Edwards to pay him $1 million in punitive damages. Edwards said he would appeal the verdict.

The lead personal injury lawyer in the case said he plans to seize Edwards’ property (which serves as Klan property) and any other assets that could be found. The judgment against Edwards’ is good for 15 years, so they have plenty of time to pursue assets.

A similar lawsuit bankrupt the Idaho-based white supremacist group Aryan Nations in 1999.

If you’ve been a victim of a hate crime or any other intentional injury crime, you deserve fair compensation.

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