Thursday, June 30, 2011

Joseph Stiglitz Asks $1 Million in Suit Against Ex-Divorce Lawyer

Sitglitz, economist and promoter of the happiness index, is unhappy.

He is suing his former divorce lawyer because he ended up having to share his Noble Prize award money with his ex-wife.

Stiglitz, a bankster apologist, must be applying some kind of Keynesian earnings multiplier here, since, according to Bloomberg, Stiglitz is asking a federal jury in Washington to award him more than $1 million in damages from his former lawyer, who he says failed to file divorce papers in time to prevent his second wife from claiming part of his $300,000 Nobel Prize money.

Before the Judge in the case nixed the ideas, Stiglitz initially sought $5 million and suggested that he could testify as his own damages expert.


  1. Q: Do you know why a divorce from Nobel Prize recipients cost so much?

    A: Because they're worth it.

  2. This is the problem when couples disagree on financial matters.

  3. Honestly, I don't understand why he have to share his prize with his ex-wife. I don't think that's a conjugal property at all. Either way, we can't fight with the law.

  4. I think that this is outrageous because sharing the prize money was not stated. Thanks.

  5. Since the prize is already a part of his earnings, maybe it became a part of that his ex-wife could get. Sadly, the time that his lawyer filed the divorce papers is later than the effect of the property partition happened. family lawyer perth