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CASE ENTRY

United States v. LNG Express, Inc.

Feds: $579k cash seized at roadside stop is drug money. Trucking company: It’s not drug money. We want it back. Eighth Circuit (last year): No can do. This circuit’s precedent says you have to explain in detail how you came by the money when you file initial paperwork to challenge a civil forfeiture—or the money is automatically forfeited. Eighth Circuit (en banc): Our precedent was wrong. It’s enough just to assert ownership. Producing documentation comes later.


Tags: 2019, Civil Forfeiture, Eighth Circuit, En Banc, Property Rights

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