Court dismisses with prejudice lawsuit brought by Devin Nunes against Levy Firestone Muse LLP clients Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson

Apr 05, 2021 | Law & Crime

The lawsuit filed by Devin Nunes against Levy Firestone Muse clients Fusion GPS and Glenn Simpson has been dismissed with prejudice by US District Judge Rossie Alston of the Eastern District of Virginia.

Nunes’s complaint, filed in 2019 and claiming violations under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, was summarily dismissed by Alston in the 30-page ruling as lacking sufficient evidence and failing almost every standard of a proper RICO complaint:

“Plaintiff’s counsel is reminded that litigation ‘asserted in bad faith or for the purpose of harassment’ may be met with sanctions. Here, Plaintiff’s counsel has filed three complaints in this case since September of 2019. The Court has not issued a favorable ruling on any of the claims Plaintiff asserts,” Alston wrote. “Accordingly, the Court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s RICO claims is with prejudice and without leave to amend because in the Court’s view, amendment would be futile.”

Read the full report, “‘At Some Point, Litigation Must End’: Another Federal Judge Dismisses Another Devin Nunes Lawsuit,” at Law & Crime.