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Civil Practice: Forfeiture-Specificity Requirement-Traffic Stop

 

Where a trucking company asserted it was the owner of two boxes of cash found in the cab of a tractor-trailer truck during a traffic stop, the statement that it was the owner of the currency and that it had “a claim to, interest in, and right to the property” satisfied the specificity requirement, and an earlier decision that created a conflict in the circuits is overruled in part.

Judgment is reversed and remanded.

U.S. v. LNG Express, Inc. (MLW No. 72890/Case No. 16-3646 – 4 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Colloton, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas, Wright, J. (Matthew X. Etchemendy,  Washington, D.C., argued for appellant; W. Scott Murphy and John P. Elwood appeared on the brief) (Cameron C. McCree, Little Rock, Arkansas, argued for appellee).