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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Kyle Rittenhouse Can Proceed, Judge Rules



Kyle Rittenhouse

A federal judge on Wednesday ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot two protesters, killing one, during a protest in 2020, can proceed.

According to PBS, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman dismissed motions from Rittenhouse the city officials, and police officers to dismiss the civil rights case in its entirety.

The lawsuit, filed by Anthony Huber’s father, John Huber, states that Rittenhouse conspired with police officers to intentionally cause harm to the protesters who were marching in reaction to the shooting of Jacob Blake, who was injured by a Wisconsin police officer.

In his ruling, Adelman said Huber’s death “could plausibly be regarded as having been proximately caused by the actions of the government defendants.

Huber was killed after Rittenhouse was running after he shot and killed his first victim in the parking lot of a car dealership and Huber hit Rittenhouse with a skateboard to disarm him. After falling to the ground Rittenhouse fatally shot Huber and wounded another protester Gaige Grosskreutz, who also has filed a civil lawsuit against Rittenhouse.

Huber’s lawyers and private investigators needed over 100 hours to locate Rittenhouse to serve him with the civil lawsuit paperwork, eventually serving him at his sister’s house. Rittenhouse’s lawyers tried to argue the case should be dismissed because he was not properly served. The judge dismissed that claim.

Rittenhouse rose to fame in right-wing circles after the incident and has become a popular Republican right-wing speaker at public events.