Madoff Investor's Suit Over $6.6M Divorce Deal Revived

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 6:51 PM EST) -- A partner at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP can sue his ex-wife to recoup some of a $6.6 million divorce payout because an investment with Bernard L. Madoff proved worthless, a New York appeals court has ruled.

In a split decision Tuesday, the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, overturned a lower court's dismissal of a suit New York-based Paul Weiss partner Steven Simkin filed against ex-wife Laura Blank in February 2009 after news of Madoff's Ponzi scheme broke....
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