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New York watchdog protests too much over insurance

June 12, 2013

The state’s brash financial regulator rubbed fellow overseers the wrong way over Standard Chartered. Now he risks doing the same for insurers. His capital-inflation beefs are legitimate, but other U.S. regulators are on the case. What’s needed is coordination, not a vigilante.

Time to pull the plug on NY’s Hank Greenberg suit

April 11, 2013

The fraud case against the ex-AIG boss has already outlasted two of the state’s attorneys general. After losing a ruling Wednesday, a third AG should fold. His office is plenty busy pursuing financial-crisis cases and other scams. It doesn’t need this eight-year-old distraction.

Rattner case flaunts lawmen’s timing again

November 18, 2010

The lawsuits against former car czar Steve Rattner display an uncanny sense of timing.