Partner Jaimie Nawaday Quoted in New York Law Journal and Litigation Daily on Jeffrey Epstein
July 26, 2019
Partner Jaimie Nawaday was quoted in the New York Law Journal article “Possible Suicide Attempt Unlikely to Slow Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Trafficking Case, Attorneys Say,” as well as the Litigation Daily article “Attorneys Say Possible Suicide Attempt Unlikely to Slow Jeffrey Epstein's Sex Trafficking Case.”  A possible suicide attempt involving Jeffrey Epstein added a layer of complication to the financier’s child sex-trafficking and conspiracy case, but attorneys doubt that it will slow down the proceedings of the case against him.
 
“If anything, it could speed it up,” said Jaimie, continuing that “it’s not uncommon for defendants to slip into a state of despair after an arrest and remand as the likelihood of a long incarceration begins to set in.  From a health perspective, the resources available to defendants pre-trial are more limited than they would be in prison following a conviction, and there would be little upside for the defense to ask for a delay in light of a suspected suicide attempt.”
 
Epstein’s attorneys are next expected in court for a status conference July 31, 2019 for motion scheduling and discovery issues.
 
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