Developers Who Beat $12M Suit Deserve Depo Fees: Judge

By Matthew Perlman (June 3, 2016, 8:46 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal magistrate has recommended that sanctions against a pair of Middle Eastern companies behind a failed $12 million fraud suit include the full $71,138 in fees requested by the targeted hotel developers for their accusers' failure to produce a proper witness.

In a Thursday report, U.S. Magistrate Judge Lurana S. Snow recommended the district judge award the fees to Talat and Jason Radwan and their company Cortez Holding Group Inc. for the developers' failed attempts to depose a corporate representative of the accusing companies, Al-Ghena International Corp. and Shairco New Jersey. The companies were sanctioned in February over the...

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