Bonus Buster Andrew Cuomo deposed Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis for four hours yesterday about the $3.6 billion in bonuses Merrill Lynch gave out before the BofA acquired it in January, and apparently didn’t give him a damn thing. Afterward, a noticeably pallid and possibly limping Lewis told CNBC, “It’s been a long evening and I’m tired.” (Light deprivation and stress positions will do that to you.) The Bonus Buster’s office is not taking his stonewalling lightly: They’ve served Lewis with another subpoena, and say they intend to get the bonus information “by whatever means is necessary.” Uh-oh. Does this mean they are going to break out the dogs?
Acosta/CNN also argued a First Amendment violation of viewpoint or content discrimination. Judge did not end up having to consider this.