New Cafesjian Lawsuit Against Genocide Museum Frivolous


AZG Armenian Daily #183

Lawyers for the Trustees of the Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial
and the Armenian Assembly of America have characterized as "frivolous"
Gerard Cafesjian’s latest lawsuit intended to scuttle the building
of a genocide museum in Washington, DC to honor the Armenian Genocide
victims, survivors, and family members. "This lawsuit comes as a total
surprise to us since it has no basis in fact or law" stated Arnold
R. Rosenfeld of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP. "It
is a desperate attempt by Mr. Cafesjian to block the recent progress
made by the trustees to restart the process of building a museum of
which all Armenian-Americans can be proud."

Rosenfeld added: "All acts to proceed to build the museum were duly
authorized at a meeting which was properly noticed and with a quorum of
those eligible to vote, and were taken in accordance with the bylaws of
the AGM&M. All the votes were perfectly legal and authorized under the
law. In fact, Cafesjian’s designated representative, John J. Waters,
Jr., participated in the meeting and then voluntarily withdrew from
the meeting. All of Cafesjian’s new claims are frivolous and will
be dealt with through the proper motions in federal court where this
case was brought."

The Armenian Genocide Museum and Memorial will be located at 14th
and G Streets. in Washington, DC.

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