Bank's $45M Tilton Suit Will Go To Jury Despite Virus Spike

By Rachel Scharf (May 23, 2022, 6:23 PM EDT) -- A German bank's $45 million fraud suit against Lynn Tilton and her investment fund will go before a jury in July, after a Manhattan state judge on Monday rejected the bank's bid to pivot to a bench trial because of a spike in coronavirus cases.

During an in-person hearing before New York Supreme Court Justice Joel M. Cohen, counsel for Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale, or Nord/LB, said the BA.2 omicron subvariant of COVID-19 could upend a jury trial in its long-running litigation against distressed debt mogul Tilton and her Patriarch Partners companies.

David Berg of Berg & Androphy PC said that due to...

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