Over the strenuous objection of a government prosecutor seeking to protect the criminal case against Martha Stewart, a federal judge has refused to delay the depositions of key witnesses in related civil litigation against her. The judge also said that the government had weakened its argument for a stay by the public statements made by U.S. Attorney James B. Comey about the criminal case at the time of the indictment.
Investor Suits Against Stewart Go Forward
New York Law Journal
October 9, 2003