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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Posted: December 22, 2020

Judge Cogan Dismisses Civil RICO Action In Response to Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner *Update: On Jan. 21, 2021,Judge Cogan granted plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of the order denying default judgment and vacated the order dismissing the action.  The Judge found that “unlike its motion for a default judgment, plaintiff for the first time draws the connections between the broadly pleaded allegations... Read more »

Posted: December 17, 2020

Judge Hurley Bars Evidence of Mental Health Issues And Drug Use At Trial Of Defendant Accused Of Attempting To Provide Material Support to ISIS

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner Judge Denis R. Hurley recently granted the government’s motion to preclude the defendant from presenting evidence of mental health and drug abuse at his trial – rejecting the defendant’s argument that evidence of mental health and drug abuse was relevant even in the absence of an insanity defense. ... Read more »