US Seeks To Block Bernanke Deposition In Starr's AIG Suit

Law360, New York (July 9, 2013, 2:48 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government on Monday asked a federal court to bar Starr International Co. Inc. from deposing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in its $55.5 billion lawsuit over the bailout of American International Group Inc., saying it could not show that "extraordinary circumstances" justified compelling the deposition.

U.S. Department of Justice lawyers told the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that Starr could not overcome the general rule protecting high-level government officials from being deposed by litigants. The company, which is led by former AIG CEO Maurice...
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