Ex-AIG Chief Faces Uphill Battle In Spitzer Defamation Suit

Law360, New York (July 15, 2013, 7:24 PM EDT) -- As a public figure, former American International Group Inc. CEO Hank Greenberg will find it virtually impossible to prove his case alleging former New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer defamed him with comments impugning his honesty, and the insurance mogul could face risks of his own in discovery, lawyers say.

The 88-year-old insurance industry billionaire took to Putnam County, N.Y., trial court Friday to slap Spitzer with a single count of defamation in a suit that argues Spitzer has acted with "spite and malice" and with "reckless...
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