NYLJ Eastern District Roundup
Three Significant Decisions in September
This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Joan M. Azrack denied defendant’s motion, based on the current pandemic, to postpone a criminal jury trial set for this month. Judge Brian M. Cogan, granting partial summary judgment to the government in a civil tax penalty collection action, found that defendants had willfully parked funds at a Swiss bank and hid the existence of those accounts from the IRS. And Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis dismissed a surgeon’s age discrimination claims on summary judgment.