A New York judge on Thursday rejected a lengthy defamation lawsuit filed by former American International Group Inc. chairman Maurice R. Greenberg against Eliot L. Spitzer, New York's former Attorney General.
Mr. Greenberg had opposed statements made by Spitzer, who later resigned as governor of New York after a prostitution scandal, in television interviews in 2012 and a book, "Protecting Capitalism Case by Case." they in the goal.
In his 69-page judgment in Maurice R. Greenberg v. Eliot L. Spitzer Judge Victor G. Grossman, in the Supreme Court of New York, a state court in Carmel, New York, said that it did not there is some evidence that the defendant "experienced serious doubts about the truth in his publication" which is required to establish that he acted with a ruthless disregard for the truth. "
Some of the comments focused on a limited risk transaction that prosecutors claimed was fraudulent and led to a high-profile trial. The conclusion that the transaction was full of fraud."
The decision concludes that Mr. Greenberg "has failed to add "Evidence for which a reasonable jury can find real evil through clear and convincing evidence. That burden is extremely high and has not been met."
A spokesman for Greenberg, who is now chairman of Starr Insurance Cos., and Mr. Spitzers lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment. [1