Bernanke to give deposition in AIG bailout lawsuit

WASHINGTON • A U.S. judge has ordered that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke can be questioned in a lawsuit against the government filed by the former head of American International Group Inc. It is rare for a Fed chairman to be deposed in a lawsuit. But Judge Thomas Wheeler of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Monday that an exception should be made. That’s because Bernanke has first-hand knowledge of the government’s decision to bail out AIG at the height of the financial crisis, he sa...

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