Before dawn on Feb. 23, Darius Williams ran his Nissan Sentra off a North Carolina interstate at 80 miles per hour. A length of guardrail pierced his door, according to the police report, driving the 24-year-old’s body into the opposite back seat.
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, the former chairman of American International Group Inc., lost a bid to throw out the New York attorney general’s 2005 lawsuit over alleged sham transactions intended to inflate the insurer’s financial health.
Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.
A bid to revive Virginia’s gay- marriage ban follows a series of defeats this year for opponents of same-sex unions, after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June triggered challenges to restrictions nationwide.
Attorneys David Boies and Theodore Olson, adversaries in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court battle over the presidential election vote count and allies in the fight to legalize gay marriage in California, agreed again about same-sex unions.
David Boies, the attorney suing the U.S. over American International Group Inc.’s bailout, said the firm’s takeover was an abuse of authority similar to firefighters seizing possessions they rescued from a flood.
A group of 10 institutional investors that own Argentina’s restructured bonds has hired U.S. lawyer David Boies to advise them on how to prevent a case involving holders of the country’s defaulted debt triggering a fresh default by the South American country, newspaper La Nacion said, citing two people familiar with the matter.
Virginia’s ban on gay marriages is an unconstitutional wall built around same-sex couples and must be struck down, said Ted Olson, a former solicitor general for President George W. Bush who helped trigger a national wave of lawsuits challenging similar laws.