Budget cuts in New York have meant the disappearance of vital judicial hearing officers, who often support jury selection and other backroom court procedures. In a situation like this, delays have become inevitable. As a New York personal injury lawyer, I have found that simple court procedures that should not take more than five minutes with the help of a judicial hearing officer, have taken much longer than that. You can read my views on the budget cuts on Thomson Reuters.
Citigroup is continuing on with its purchase of a new, $50 million corporate jet according to the Post. The government last fall bailed out Citigroup to the tune of $45 billion. The banking giant announced it will cut up to 50,000 jobs and had a staggering $8.29 billion loss last quarter. The French-made luxury jet seats up to 12 in a plush interior with leather seats, sofas and a customizable entertainment center, according to Dassault's sales literature. Citigroup is trying to sell two of their Dassault 900EXs for 27 million each. These jets are only 10 years old!
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