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State appeals Va. Tech wrongful death verdict

October 11, 2012 News Extra

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RICHMOND, Va. — The state of Virginia is appealing a jury’s wrongful death verdict on the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 dead.

The attorney general’s office filed the appeal today in state Supreme Court.

In March, a jury in Montgomery County returned a wrongful death verdict against the state. Jurors awarded each family $4 million but a judge later reduced the damages to $100,000 for each family.

Attorneys claim several lower court errors should reverse that verdict. The state is seeking a new trial.

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