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  •  But why settle? (2+ / 0-)
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    bobswern, mindara

    Just to save on the cost of litigation?  Sounds like a shakedown.  Could a judge conceivably say "This is bs and the plaintiff has to pay the defendant's costs?"

    There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

    by slothlax on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:48:19 AM PST

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    •  That's the way the legal system works... (2+ / 0-)
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      lostinamerica, happymisanthropy

      ...especially in civil court...most cases are settled (out-of-court)'s just the way things are done (or, the way they play out, so to speak).

      "I always thought if you worked hard enough and tried hard enough, things would work out. I was wrong." --Katharine Graham

      by bobswern on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:09:37 AM PST

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    •  But couldn't Treasury have demanded that AIG... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....agree to no future litigation against the government as a condition for full government divestment of AIG shares?

      Learn about Centrist Economics, learn about Robert Rubin's Hamilton Project.

      by PatriciaVa on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 11:59:11 AM PST

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