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Date: 08-12-2017

Case Style: David "Wil" Riggs v. Susan Shannon

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Judge: Daniel E. Ortiz

Court: Circuit Court, Fairfax County, Virginia

Plaintiff's Attorney: Stephen Horvath

Defendant's Attorney: Benjamin Trichilo

Description: David "Wil" Riggs sued Susan Shannon on a defamation theory claiming that her allegation that he raped her when they were cadets at West Point.

Shannon left West Point before graduation. Riggs had a successful Army career until he was accused of raping Shannon.

She claimed truth as her defense.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $8.4 million in damages including $5 million in punitive damage.

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