NYLJ Eastern District Roundup
COVID Release and Motion to Vacate Denied, Permission to Amend Reversed
This column reports on several recent and significant representative decisions by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge I. Leo Glasser denied a prisoner's application for compassionate release based on concerns regarding COVID exposure. Judge Kiyo Matsumoto denied plaintiffs' motion to vacate a judgment against them dismissing their claims under the Anti-Terrorism Act against a bank that provided financial services to alleged affiliates of Hamas. And Judge William F. Kuntz, II, on an appeal from the bankruptcy court, reversed a decision permitting the debtor to amend her complaint because the amendment would prejudice the appellant/creditor.