The Histories, Tragedies, and Comedies of Litigation.
For general information, we have posted a number of random materials that may be of interest.
Read the leaked 2002 will of Michael Jackson.
Piercing the Swiss Veil for Holocaust Victims.
In late 1996 and early 1997, a series of class action lawsuits were filed in several United States federal courts against certain Swiss banks and other Swiss entities, alleging that Swiss financial institutions collaborated with and aided the Nazi Regime by knowingly retaining and concealing assets of Holocaust victims, and by accepting and laundering illegally obtained Nazi loot and profits of slave labor. All the cases were consolidated before the Honorable Edward R. Korman, Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the Court). The plaintiffs included several Holocaust survivors acting on behalf of other potential class members. They were represented by numerous class counsel, ultimately led by Professor Burt Neuborne. The defendants included Swiss banks and other financial institutions but not the Swiss government. Read the complaints here and here. Read more at the official website of the Swiss Banks Settlement: In re Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation.
Why Rambo Tactics Fail.
My Parents Taught Me To Always Be Polite.
The Days of Miami Vice.
Appellants were members of a marijuana smuggling organization which called itself the "Black Tuna" enterprise. The Black Tuna group imported on a massive scale. According to statements by one appellant, during the period from October 1976 to shortly after September 1977, one of the four years covered by the indictment, the Black Tuna group successfully imported into the United States over one million pounds of marijuana. Read the opinion here.
Mortgage Fraud and Murder.
A defense attorney, was arrested with three other individuals on an indictment charging him with being the leader of a racketeering conspiracy that included murder of a witness in a drug case, the attempted hiring of a hitman in another drug case, wire fraud and money laundering. Read the indictment here. Read more at the Mortgage Fraud Blog.