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November 12, 2015

Bombshell Testimony from Former Simmons Firm CEO in Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial

Greg Kirkland, the former CEO of the Illinois-based, mega-asbestos plaintiffs firm Simmons Hanly Conroy, testified in the ongoing corruption trial of indicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

Silver is accused of directing state grant money to a mesothelioma research center at Columbia University run by Dr. Robert Taub.

During Kirkland’s testimony, it was revealed that the Simmons firm contributed $3,150,000 to Columbia University — and Dr. Taub referred 29 patients back to the Simmons firm for legal representation. The average mesothelioma settlement, testified Kirkland, was worth $1 million.

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