New York Court of Appeals Hears Argument on Attempt to Undo Divorce Settlement Due to Madoff Investment
- February 14, 2012
On February 14, 2012, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, heard argument in Simkin v. Blank, a case in which an ex-husband seeks to reform a years-old divorce settlement agreement and recoup millions of dollars from his ex-wife on the basis that one of the couples’ major assets was an account with now-revealed fraudster Bernie Madoff. ECBAWM partner Richard Emery argued on behalf of Laura Blank, the defendant’s ex-wife, a state employee. He was joined on the briefs by ECBAWM attorney Adam Pulver.