NYLJ Eastern District Roundup
Statements to Foreign Police, Interpol Immunity, Solicitation Sanctions
This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge Eric R. Komitee, denying a motion to suppress statements made to foreign officials in Bulgaria, found that there was no “joint venture” between U.S. and Bulgarian agents so as to require Miranda warnings. Judge Sterling Johnson Jr., held that there was no subject matter jurisdiction over claims against Interpol. And Judge Brian M. Cogan sanctioned plaintiffs’ counsel, in a Fair Labor Standards Act case, for improper client solicitation.