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  •  He is a politican (11+ / 0-)

    who holds the job as New York's top lawyer.

    I think you are miscasting his role, goal and objectives within the settlement discussions.

    •  I find that hard to believe (0+ / 0-)

      The AG of NY working to get the best deal he possibly can for the people of NY doesn't sound like a far fetched plan to me.  I certainly can't imagine he is going to prioritize the entire country over his own state, when his state is making up a majority of affected plaintiffs.  

      If everyone in the lawsuit recognizes that NY is the largest chunk of the settlement and he feels that NY would be getting short changed by the current setup he is doing the right thing by holding out, but to think that he is going to be asking for jail time is a joke.  He is more than likely going to get a better settlement if he feels he can and it will be pretty standard.  He just went through the same thing not two months ago.  It's in the PDF.

      Who shot ya? Seperate the weak from the ob-solete Hard to creep them Brooklyn streets It's on ____, f**k all that bickering beef I can hear sweat trickling down your cheek

      by mim5677 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 at 07:48:20 PM PDT

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      •  Defining "best plan" (0+ / 0-)

        is where you go wrong imo.

        •  I don't see how. (0+ / 0-)

          An AG is going to work to get the best deal he can out of any situation if they are worth the price of admission.

          He settled a three year investigation centered around 10 years of illegal activity for 92 million dollars.

          The company profited 17B last year and paid their CEO 20M.  

          I don't think I am going out on a limb to say that he is going for more cash rather than jail time or any serious reforms considering this recent settlement.

          You don't have to believe me, the proof is all in the PDF of the last settlement, I'm suggesting he is going to do what is the most likely scenario.  Anyone suggesting jail time or punishment beyond fines is shooting for the stars.

          Who shot ya? Seperate the weak from the ob-solete Hard to creep them Brooklyn streets It's on ____, f**k all that bickering beef I can hear sweat trickling down your cheek

          by mim5677 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 at 05:42:37 AM PDT

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