Well, dear readers, this is a turn-up for the books and no mistake. For reasons too complicated to elaborate, your hero has been engaged in The Single Largest Securities Settlement In History (sic) - and has prevailed !
The action - Drew (and others) vs JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, CIBC, Bank of America, Lehman Brothers, Arthur Andersen, Andersen Worldwide, LJM2* and law firm Kirkland & Ellis - a.k.a. the Enron Class Action - has been successful. The first installment of my payout has arrived: and there may be more !
Others ? Well, there are *ahem* 1.5 million of us, to be precise. And I should damn' well hope there will be more, because the payout I have received thus far is about ... 0.16 cents on the dollar !
Oh well. In the words of the song: rather a walk-on part in the war than a lead role in a cage.
(Cold comfort for change, anyone ?)
*a former partnership once run by ex-Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow