NYLJ Eastern District Roundup

Posted: July 12, 2023 / Written by: Thomas A. Kissane, John Moore /

Attempt to Block Unseal Names of Suretors Denied, Jurisdiction Under CAFA and Windfarm Construction

This column reports on several significant decisions from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. District Judge
Joanna Seybert rejected Congressman George Santos’s attempt to prevent unsealing the names of the suretors of a bond securing his release. Judge LaShann DeArcy Hall declined to exercise jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act. And Judge Frederic Block denied a preliminary injunction motion that sought to halt construction on a windfarm off Montauk.

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