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Raj Rajaratnam Wins Suit On Wiretaps

According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle:Galleon Group LLC founder Raj Rajaratnam will get a court hearing on his claim that the government filed a misleading application to wiretap him and that the evidence produced by the taps should be excluded.. "Rajaratnam has made a substantial preliminary showing that the government recklessly or knowingly misleadingly omitted several key facts" from an affidavit filed in support of the wiretap application, U.S. District Judge Rich Holwell wrote in an opinion released today.” I wish we could have a hearing on why anything Rajaratnam is said to have done is considered illegal.

Ahab Cuomo and His Great White Greenberg. A WSJ editorial calls on NYS attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to give up the pursuit of Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, which was begun by Cuomo’s predecessor, the disgraced Eliot Spitzer.

 Conrad Black’s Libel Suits Can Proceed. According to an article by Sean B. Pasternak at "Conrad Black’s six libel suits againsts employees of his former publishing company can proceed, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled. The court dismissed a challenge by the defendants at Hollinger International Inc., who argued the Ontario Superior Court doesn’t have jurisdiction to hear the case. The Toronto- based appeal court released the ruling on its website today [August 13]. Black, the former Hollinger chairman released on bail last month, said that press releases and reports issued by Hollinger, which were downloaded and republished in newspapers including the Globe and Mail, damaged his reputation in Ontario."