Steve Cohen has said numerous times that Fairfax Financial is up to some unsavory stuff in its neverending lawsuit against every hedge fund shorting the Canadian insurer's stock in 2009. You might think that convincing his ex-wife to sue him for control of SAC Capital was bad enough, but an even shadier stunt: Fairfax supposedly paid investigators to pretend to be hedge fund managers looking for some inside information from SAC's co-defendants while their lawyers weren't looking.
SAC Capital joined a motion brought by Morgan Keegan & Co. to kick Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP off the suit because its investigators posed as managing directors of a sham hedge fund and contacted John Gwynn, then a Morgan Keegan analyst, even after the suit was filed and Gwynn had a lawyer.
Apparently the investigators "told Morgan Keegan and Gwynn that the sham fund, Blackwood Group Capital Partners, was backed by a wealthy family and that they wanted to talk to an analyst about investing in the insurance sector," trying to get him to give them inside information. He didn't bite, although Morgan Keegan did fire him for giving inside information to other investors. Later, he died. And still this case goes on - and presumably will go on even longer if Fairfax has to hire new lawyers and start over.