UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. ALL FUNDS ON DEPOSIT AT
ORDER granting 860 claimant Pavel Lazarenko's motion for reconsideration seeking authorization to plead an excessive fines affirmative defense; and granting in part and denying in part 877 motion of claimants Alexander, Ekaterina and Lecia Lazarenko for leave to file an answer to the amended complaint. Signed by Judge Paul L. Friedman on August 3, 2017. (MA)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ALL ASSETS HELD AT BANK JULIUS, )
Baer & Company, Ltd., Guernsey
Branch, account number 121128, in the
Name of Pavlo Lazarenko et al.,
Defendants In Rem.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Civil Action No. 04-0798 (PLF)
For the reasons set forth in the Opinion issued this same day, it is hereby
ORDERED that Claimant Pavel Lazarenko’s Motion for Reconsideration Seeking
Authorization to Plead an Excessive Fines Affirmative Defense [Dkt. 860] is GRANTED; it is
FURTHER ORDERED that on or before August 18, 2017, Claimant Pavel
Lazarenko shall file on the public docket an amended Answer consistent with this Opinion that is
identical to his current amended Answer (Feb. 3, 2017) [Dkt. 882] but adds an Eighth
Amendment excessive fines affirmative defense containing the facts substantiating that defense;
FURTHER ORDERED that the Motion of Claimants Alexander, Ekaterina, and
Lecia Lazarenko for Leave to File an Answer to the Amended Complaint [Dkt. 877] is
GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART; and it is
FURTHER ORDERED that on or before August 18, 2017, Claimants Alexander,
Ekaterina, and Lecia Lazarenko shall file on the public docket a new Answer consistent with this
Opinion that is identical to their current proposed Answer (Feb. 3, 2017) [Dkt. 877-2], but omits
their Eighth Amendment excessive fines and failure to state a claim affirmative defenses.
PAUL L. FRIEDMAN
United States District Judge
DATE: August 3, 2017
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