Federal Trade Commission et al v. Marcus et al

Filing 196

ORDER denying 152 Relief Defendant's Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction and to Quash Service. Signed by Judge Federico A. Moreno on 1/8/2018. (mmd)

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