A law firm representing the family of a Schoharie limousine crash victim says the owner of Prestige Limousine is currently believed to be in Dubai, where he can't be served with a lawsuit connected to the deadly October crash.
A representative of Girvin and Ferlazzo tells Spectrum News that Shahed Hussain was initially "believed to be residing in Pakistan," but it's now believed that he is in Dubai — the United Arab Emirates doesn't have an extradition agreement with the United States — and the firm "will need to proceed via service by publication." Girvin and Ferlazzo is representing the family of crash victim Amanda Rivenburg. Nauman Hussain, Shahed's son who operates Prestige Limo, has been served with a civil suit by the firm.
To serve by publication means to, as authorized by a judge, give notice to a defendant in a lawsuit who is believed to be hiding by publishing the legal documents in newspapers.
Girvin and Ferlazzo says it's waiting for a judge to be assigned to the case and review the firm's motion to proceed with service of Shahed Hussain by publication.