Attorney Beltran Wins Rare Victory on Motion to Strike

Attorney Beltran recently won a rare victory on a Motion to Strike when a federal judge struck all of his adversaries’ Affirmative Defenses.  Courts generally disfavor such motions but Attorney Beltran was able to persuade the judge of the numerous pleading deficiencies in his adversaries’ filing.  Among other things, Attorney Beltran’s adversaries were ordered to remove inflammatory language from the pleading.  More importantly, Attorney Beltran established, for the first time, that laches (delay in filing a case) is not a viable affirmative defense in a Federal RICO action.  Readers may review Attorney Beltran’s Motion to Strike as well as the Court’s Order Striking Defendants’ Affirmative Defenses.