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Keanu Reeves' totally excellent court adventure has just come to an end.
After a little more than an hour of deliberations this morning, a Los Angeles jury has cleared the Bill and Ted star in a civil trial brought by a vengeful paparazzo who claimed he was run over by Reeves.
The decision means Reeves has escaped his legal matrix without having to break opening the bank.
Alison Silva had been seeking compensatory and punitive damages from the Speedster for injuries supposedly sustained in March 2007, when Reeves was pulling out of a parking lot amid a shutterbug swarm.
According to Team Silva, he permanently injured his left wrist after getting knocked down by the the 44-year-old actor's Porsche.
Silva's credibility was undermined during cross-examination by Reeves' attorney, who played a video showing the plaintiff scaling a razor-wire fence to shoot video of Britney Spears and then using his left hand to brace himself and keep his balance while climbing down—after the alleged incident with Reeves.
Reeves, who actually tended to Silva after the incident, denied dinging the photog during testimony last week, asserting that camera wielder was walking backwards and tripped over his own feet.