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AIG Brass Can’t Dodge NY's Relentless Fraud Suit

Law360, New York (April 16, 2015, 5:09 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Thursday refused to toss New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s civil charges against former American International Group Inc. CEO Maurice “Hank” Greenberg over allegedly fraudulent transactions, ruling the state’s disgorgement claim was legally viable.

Affirming a state judge’s denial of a motion to dismiss, the appeals court said Schneiderman had sufficiently argued that Greenberg and co-defendant Howard I. Smith, AIG’s former CFO, made millions in bonuses as a result of the alleged sham transactions. Barring another appeal, the decision sets the stage for a trial that was previously set to start in January....

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