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Biting the Hand That Feeds You

It’s one of those fabulous little ironies that points to the underlying absurdity of just about everything. In an otherwise unrelated story in Friday’s Wall Street Journal regarding a lawsuit brought by Joseph Nacchio (the former Qwest Communications CEO convicted of insider trading) asking the company he ripped off to continue paying his legal bills, the reporter references a similar claim made by Conrad Black. A year ago, Black successfully sued Hollinger International in Delaware (Delaware being the same court that ruled against him in his effort to sell the Daily Telegraph), thereby requiring International to foot his legal bills. Who says alleged crime doesn’t pay?

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