NU Associate Editor Mark E. Ruquet had a front-row seat for most of the trial pitting AIG versus its former CEO, Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, in a battle of the titans over a deferred compensation program. The way Mark sees it, the quick jury verdict shows this case came down to a matter of trust–as well as the lack of a “smoking gun” by the plaintiffs. Read on for his inside account and take on the trial.

Mark Ruquet’s Take:

After Maurice “Hank” Greenberg got his win in court over American International Group, I gave some thought to the whirlwind of events and the surprising speed with which the jury came back with its verdict.

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