Milberg Weiss has filed a pre-trial motion to chip away at the $251 million in criminal forfeiture being sought by federal prosecutors in the government's kickback case against the firm. The motion says that, under forfeiture provisions, the firm is entitled to deduct direct costs associated with providing a "lawful service." Also, the government should only be allowed to seek forfeiture for those alleged crimes that occurred before the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act became effective, the motion says.
Milberg Firm Moves to Reduce Criminal Forfeiture
The National Law Journal
May 23, 2008