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Convict-lawyer sues AmEx for helping police find him

AP reports that a disbarred Manhattan lawyer, who has been convicted of statutory rape, has sued the American Express Co. for giving police credit card information that he says led to his capture in Canada, where he had fled to avoid prosecution.

44-year old James Colliton objects that American Express violated its agreement to withhold customer information from third parties. We haven't seen his contract with Amex, but doubt that it obliges the company to resist requests from law enforcement.

This comes close to the definition of chutzpah, right?



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute


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