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If you take some time to go through these cases individually, they are really fascinating from a litigator’s perspective. There are lots of potential tactical options to pursue in these case. Numerous federal and state causes of action. They can be pursued as groups, class actions or as individual whistleblowers. The cast of possible defendants is very broad and fact specific. Federal court and state court could be options depending on the circumstances. Of course money damages are available, but the immigration consequences of any resolution also have to be considered.
The impact of fraud/breach of fiduciary duty on the immigrant investors in EB5 cases is horrible, almost inhumane. However, for a plaintiff’s lawyer with a strong interest in immigration and investments, these are VERY interesting cases.