Epstein’s Lawyers Claim Lawsuits Died When He Did

The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports:

Jeffrey Epstein can’t speak from the grave concerning a lawsuit by his sexual abuse victims, attorneys argued Thursday. Epstein’s lawyers had argued that victims’ claims were moot after his death. They added that claims against possible “co-conspirators” also are improper.

The lawyers in South Florida are fighting over the next step in an 11-year-old civil case, which challenged Epstein’s controversial deal to avoid prosecution on federal charges as a violation of a crime victims’ rights law.

Lawyers for the government have yet to file a response in the case, since Epstein, 66, died in an apparent suicide while in federal custody in New York, while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking counts.