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National Futures Association Was Sued By Plaintiff Now Opposing Attorney Withdrawal

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, March 1 – Samantha Siva Kumaran sued the National Futures Association, while also suing Northland Energy Trading LLC for allegedly keeping and using her risk hedging software.

 On National Futures Association, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Stewart D. Aaron on January 26, 2021 held a proceeding. Inner City Press covered it.

Judge Aaron ordered that defendant Tom Kaklec, a board member of NFA, by February 2 must email Chambers proposed redactions to the Guaranty and Fee Agreements that is Docket Number 58-1, with Ms. Kumaran to reply to February 9. Then, a motion to dismiss.

  On February 11, 2022 District Judge Gregory H. Woods held a conference in the case. He asked the plaintiff why she thought she should still get the separate, looser rules he applies to pro se litigants.

On March 1, the issue of withdrawal of counsel was heard by Judge Woods.The plaintiff is opposed Mr. August's bid to withdraw, saying he "concealed... any medical concerns" amid litigation funding offers.

This case is Kumaran et al v. National Futures Association et al., 20-cv-3668 (Woods / Aaron).

 In the Northland case U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil held a proceeding on June 18.

Inner City Press covered it. Kumaran repeatedly asked to have forthcoming filings sealed. Judge Vyskocil to her credit said, That's not how it works in Federal court.  

  Well, it's not supposed to be how it works. 

   Ultimately Judge Vyskocil issued an order denying the motion to strike document from the record, and referring the plaintiff's motion for a protective order to Magistrate Judge Freeman.

 In January Kumaran has argued that defendants are not complying with their discovery obligations. On January 22 Magistrate Judge Freeman held a proceeding, and Innner City Press covered it.

The motions to compel and for sanctions were both denied, albeit without prejudice.

 Inner City Press will continue to cover this case. 

The case is Kumaran et al v. Northland Energy Trading, LLC et al., 19-cv-8345 (Vyskocil / Freeman). 


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