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'Fifth' Pleas To Be Heard In $270M Citadel Fraud Trial

Law360, Wilmington (April 13, 2018, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A Delaware vice chancellor told attorneys Friday to assume that he will allow references to past Fifth Amendment pleas in depositions for an upcoming trial on A. Schulman Inc. claims for more than $270 million in fraud damages after its acquisition of Citadel Plastics Holdings LLC in 2015.

Although not making a final decision, Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster took the position over the objections of attorneys defending the 18 individuals and funds facing the start of a five-day trial on Monday.

“For planning purposes, you...
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