VIRGINIA CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY
BRINGS IN A $1.04 MILLION VERDICT
July 19, 2002 -- Virginia civil rights attorney, Thomas H.
Roberts left the court house on Thursday, July 19, 2002 gratified that justice
had been carried out. In response to the press, Roberts stated "I
think justice has been done, my client is vindicated. I hope that Joe
Morrissey learns a lesson from this and I wish him the best in the future."
Roberts stated that he had repeatedly sought to reconcile the
parties, yet he had been unsuccessful. Although Roberts asked Morrissey to
apologize and to accept responsibility for his actions against Garien Wycoff and
make restitution, Morrissey remained convinced that he could beat the case
against him in a court room. Morrissey proved to be wrong--the jury
awarded $1.04 Million against him after several days of trial.
Roberts concluded "Nobody is above the law."
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