Baton Rouge, LA asked in White Collar Crime for Louisiana

Q: Questions regarding multiple defendants and whether to file in State District Court or Federal Court

There are multiple defendants to be named in a suit surrounding a single transaction. Each of the defendants has a different role in the events (i.e. intentional delays; fraudulent non-disclosure/concealment, breaches of fiduciary duties, breaches of contract, etc.) that took place to accomplish the intentional misappropriation of close to $200,000 in real estate sales proceeds. QUESTION: Should all be named as defendants under a single petition even though their roles in the "mortgage fraud scheme" were different? QUESTION: Defendant A accepted bribe to make a circumstance occur so that the Linchpin could then work with the other participants individually, does this constitute Conspiracy? Last QUESTION: Would this be filed in Middle District or the 19th JDC - One of the participants was a Mortgage Company under Fannie Mae, one was a Law firm, one was a Title Company and there are a couple of others.

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: I would not recommend that you try to handle this matter yourself----it sounds complicated and as such, you should have an attorney represent you. Please use the Justia Find a Lawyer tab and search for litigation lawyers in your area to consult and then hire the one with whom you are most comfortable. If you already have an attorney, then please set up an appointment with your attorney to discuss your concerns. The attorney you have hired knows this matter a lot better than anyone reading your post the first time. Good luck.

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