JPMorgan Chase can be sued by Virgin Islands over Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking claims

A New York federal judge on Monday ruled that the U.S. Virgin Islands and women who accuse the late investor Jeffrey Epstein of sexual abuse can proceed with lawsuits claiming that JPMorgan Chase knowingly benefited from participating in Epstein’s sex-trafficking scheme.

In addition, the judge allowed parts of a separate, similar lawsuit by Epstein’s accusers against Deutsche Bank , including the claim that that bank also knowingly benefited.