Even after two years, the Madoff scandal continues to fascinate. Following close on the heels of last week’s news of Mark Madoff’s tragic suicide is the absolutely arresting news of Jeffry Picower’s estate’s $7.2 billion settlement with the U.S. government – to be specific, the precise amount of the settlement is $7,206,157,717, according to the

In prior posts (most recently here), I have noted the growing numbers of lawsuits brought against the former directors and officers of failed or troubled banks. If the complaint recently filed in New York state court is any indication, the "dead bank" lawsuits apparently will also include claims against the directors and offices of