Tax Sentence Rationale, Email Service, MDL Transfer



This column reports on several significant representative decisions handed down recently in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Judge William F. Kuntz II set forth the reasons for a two-year sentence of incarceration in a tax case. Chief Judge Margo K. Brodie granted plaintiffs’ motion to serve a preliminary injunction on a Taiwan-based company by email. And Judge Joanna Seybert and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided related cases concerning defendant’s motion to transfer a matter to a multidistrict litigation.

Sentencing Factors

In United States v. Kelly, 19 CR 484 (EDNY, June 9, 2021), Judge Kuntz explained the reasons for sentencing defendant in a criminal tax case to two years’ incarceration, within the Guidelines range, despite his “relatively poor” health.