Southern District Civil Practice Roundup

Russian Intrigue Meets the Hearsay Rule

, New York Law Journal


In their Southern District Civil Practice Roundup, Edward M. Spiro and Judith L. Mogul write: On May 12, 2017, the United States settled its asset forfeiture and money-laundering case against Prevezon Holdings just days before that case was scheduled to go to trial, with both sides claiming the $5.9 million settlement as a victory. The facts behind 'U.S. v. Prevezon Holdings' were the stuff of spy novels, but the far from headline-grabbing questions concerning application of the hearsay rule to foreign records the government intended to introduce at trial also led to a hearsay analysis of note.

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