New York Court of Appeals Hears Argument on Attempt to Undo Divorce Settlement Due to Madoff Investment

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. ECBA partner Richard Emery argued on behalf of Laura Blank, the defendant ex-wife, a state employee. He was joined on the briefs by ECBA attorney Adam Pulver.

To read the New York Law Journal article, click  here (subscription required). To watch the argument, click  here.