Judge Rebuffs Bid for Jury by Ex-AIG CEO in State Suit

, New York Law Journal


Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos ruled that the two claims remaining in the drawn-out civil fraud case against Hank Greenberg and his co-defendant, former AIG CFO Howard Smith, for disgorgement and injunctive relief, do not provide a right to trial by jury.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    What don‘t you understand about mobbed up hypocrisy, Sid? New York‘s anti-business, redistributionist left -- the same crowd that routinely invokes the "little guy‘s" right to a jury trial when defending the lawsuit industry that bankrolls its candidates‘ political campaigns -- doesn‘t trust 12 little guys/gals to return a verdict against Mr. Greenberg, upon which it has so much is riding.

    Just as the Affordable Care Act can be amended dozens of times without Congress‘s say-so, or some illegal aliens can be made legal with an executive order, or the IRS can be sicced on political opponents, the agenda of Schneiderman and his goons doesn‘t have to comport with any traditional sense of the law. And their pathetically transparent stooge Judge Ramos certainly isn‘t about to uphold the law if there‘s a chance that doing so might ultimately expose New York‘s nearly decade-long political persecution of Hank Greenberg for what it has been.

  • Sid

    Does not seeking disgorgement mandate a finding (by a finder of fact) of at least one finding of a criminal act with scienter? If so, is not a jury trial the law‘s default position? How can that be refused by the court? Of course, injunctive relief is for the court. I don‘t understand. Does anyone?

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