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Victory in Parallel Criminal and Civil Enforcement Proceedings


On March 9, 2010, Justin Sher, working in conjunction with lawyers from Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, successfully petitioned two federal judges in the Southern District of New York for a Monsanto hearing.  The court’s order required the government to demonstrate that it had the authority to continue to freeze certain assets belonging to Justin Sher’s client.  The groundbreaking decision allowed Mr. Sher’s client to use previously frozen assets to exercise his constitutional right to counsel of his choice.  Read the decision here.