CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - One of the defendants in a federal civil lawsuit stemming from the violent white supremacist events in August 2017 is admitting to conspiracy and negligence and is willing to pay the plaintiffs.

The National Socialist Movement filed a motion for summary judgment[PDF] in Charlottesville's federal court in order to resolve the case. In the court filing, president and director James Hart Stern stated he took over the "largest Neo Nazi organization" on February 15, 2019.

Additionally, Stern states that he had "no official or casual relationship with this group prior [to Feb. 2019]," and therefor is not personally liable for the National Socialist Movement's actions.

"Your Honor, Justice [sic] must be served and the truth must be told. Consequences must be expected," Stern states in the motion.

Legal wrangling over evidence discovery is still ongoing between the remaining plaintiffs and defendants.