New opinion —

In re Grand Jury — criminal — affirmance — Cowen

The Third Circuit on Friday affirmed a district court order holding a corporation in contempt for failing to comply with a grand jury subpoena. The sole owner and employee of the corporation had asserted a Fifth Amendment self-incrimination challenge to the subpoena. In a footnote, the court mentioned that nothing in Hobby Lobby suggests that the Fifth Amendment applies to corporate custodians.

Joining Cowen were Fisher and Chagares. Arguing counsel were Damian Conforti of Podvey Meanor for the corporation and John Romano for the government.