In an interview with Reuters, Goldberg Segalla’s Albert J. D’Aquino discusses the potential response by Prince Andrew after the London High Court’s decision to intervene in a sexual assault lawsuit brought by Virginia Guiffre in federal district court in Manhattan.
In the story, Al, co-chair of the firm’s Civil Litigation and Trial practice, talks about whether or not Prince Andrew will participate in the lawsuit and the hypothetical consequences of being questioned by opposing council.
“I doubt that Prince Andrew wants to be put in the position of having to be questioned under oath by the plaintiff’s lawyers about the allegations in this lawsuit,” Al said. “He runs the risk of giving answers that incriminate him in possible criminal action and also runs the risk of a perjury prosecution if he gives answers that are found later to be untruthful while given under oath.”
“UK Court’s Action Marks Turning Point for Prince Andrew—Legal Experts,” Reuters, September 16, 2021
Albert J. D’Aquino is one of Goldberg Segalla’s founding partners and co-chair of its Civil Litigation and Trial group, one of the firm’s largest practice groups. A seasoned trial lawyer who has served clients throughout New York for more than 30 years, Al tries—and wins—cases against the most experienced and respected plaintiff’s attorneys in the state. He brings a goal-oriented approach to pre-trial and trial proceedings, which stands as a hallmark of his proactive, cost-effective litigation style.