- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia student who sued state liquor agents involved in his highly scrutinized arrest is firing back at the agency’s effort to throw out his $3 million lawsuit.

The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports (https://bit.ly/1Y9HoZx ) that the attorneys for University of Virginia student Martese Johnson say the Alcoholic Beverage Control’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit is groundless.

Johnson’s attorneys rejected several of the agency’s claims, including that there was probable cause for the student’s arrest. They also rebuffed the agency’s charge that Johnson was trying to enter the bar with a fake ID.

Johnson, who filed the lawsuit in October, maintains that his ID was valid and he was not intoxicated during the bloody altercation on St. Patrick’s Day.

A trial date has been set for October of next year.


Information from: The Daily Progress, https://www.dailyprogress.com

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