Hon. William Pauley III had some witty words about the somewhat extenuated divorce proceedings involving Steven Cohen and his ex-wife Patricia. For one thing, he threw out a RICO claim. For a few other things, read on (and I’m going to help you out by bolding my favorite bits):
A legal battle between the billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen and his ex-wife, Patricia, will continue for a while longer, but a federal judge considerably narrowed the scope of a civil lawsuit filed by the former Mrs. Cohen, who is seeking millions of dollars in damages.
In a court ruling on Monday, the judge, William H. Pauley III of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, observed that the litigation between the former spouses was notable for the “seemingly inexhaustible legal resources each side has brought to bear.” The judge added that given the parties divorced in 1990 after 11 years of marriage, the current legal squabbling restores “faith in the old-fashioned idea that divorce is something that lasts forever.”
“Patricia Cohen cannot take on the mantel of a private attorney general just because her ex-husband is a public figure and SAC is in prosecutors’ cross hairs,” the judge wrote. He continued, that allegations of RICO and a failed marriage “don’t go together like a horse and carriage.”
Don’t you wish that you and your ex were rich enough to keep that divorce going? You don’t? You are so smart.