'Hygienic Nightmare' Stalls Trial Of Ex-Mutual Benefits CEO

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A Florida judge on Tuesday delayed the trial of a former Mutual Benefits Corp. CEO in an $800 million Ponzi scheme case, opting to wait until the former executive can have surgery to relieve a spinal condition rather than insist the court accommodate a hospital bed.

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. noted the enormous cost incurred by the state thus far, with defendant Joel Steinger currently attending his judicial proceedings in a hospital bed surrounded by oxygen tanks and a geriatric chair. The court...
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