What goes around....

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ChkitOut, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. Spitzer loved to sue people for sport..

    Spitzer faces $60 million libel suit over Slate column

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was hit with a $60 million libel lawsuit by a former Marsh & McLennan Cos Inc executive over a column posted on Slate.com about an insurance bid-rigging scandal.

    William Gilman, a former Marsh executive marketing director, said Spitzer acted with "actual malice" by suggesting in an August 22, 2010 column titled "They Still Don't Get It" that Gilman was guilty of crimes, after his conviction had been thrown out the prior month.

    "While Mr. Spitzer's statements do not refer to Mr. Gilman by name," the complaint said, "Mr. Gilman is readily identifiable as the subject of the defamatory comments."

    Gilman had worked at Marsh from 1976 to 2004 when Spitzer, then New York's attorney general, opened a probe into the company's practices -- including alleged kickbacks for steering of clients to favored insurers.

  2. Lucrum


    Only $60 million?