Mario Cuomo ... Mediator? ... Really?

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT) -- On Feb. 10, 2011, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Burton R. Lifland appointed former New York Governor Mario Cuomo as "mediator" in the dispute between Irving Picard, Trustee in the Bernard Madoff bankruptcy, and the Wilpons, owners of the New York Mets. The Wilpons are alleged to have profited $1 billion from Madoff's scheme. In his order, Judge Lifland described Cuomo as an "appropriately experienced mediator."

The media cartwheeled in response. Typical was the champagne toast in that day's Wall Street Journal Law Blog: "Of course! Of course...
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