UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. GRIMMEL INDUSTRIES INC et al
ORDER ON MOTION TO STRIKE TWENTY-TWO OF DEFENDANTS AFFIRMATIVE DEFENSES re 9 Motion to Strike Affirmative Defenses By JUDGE GEORGE Z. SINGAL. (lrc)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF MAINE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
GRIMMEL INDUSTRIES, INC.,
GRIMMEL INDUSTRIES, LLC, and
) Docket no. 2:16-cv-190-GZS
ORDER ON MOTION TO STRIKE TWENTY-TWO OF DEFENDANTS’
Before the Court is the Government’s Motion to Strike Twenty-Two of Defendants’
Affirmative Defenses (ECF No. 9). After carefully reviewing the filings, the Court recognizes the
similarity between the issues and arguments in this matter and the matter of United States v.
Kennebec Scrap Iron, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-191-GZS, 2016 WL 6651302, at *1 (D. Me. Nov. 10,
2016) regarding the Defendants’ affirmative defenses. The Court, therefore, incorporates its
reasoning set forth in the Kennebec Scrap decision. See id. at *2-4. For the reasons stated therein,
the Court GRANTS IN PART the Government’s Motion and strikes Affirmative Defenses 1, 12,
20, 22, 23, and 32. Also for the reasons stated in the Kennebec Scrap decision, the Court DENIES
IN PART the Government’s Motion as to the other affirmative defenses that are the subject of the
/s/ George Z. Singal
United States District Judge
Dated this 10th day of January, 2017.
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