Law: The International Treasure Hunt

Churning up complexities in the chase for the Marcos wealth

One of Ferdinand Marcos' newest possessions is a hefty volume called The Litigation Book. He consults it frequently, for it contains materials on the many lawsuits in which the Philippines' ex-President is embroiled. Prepared by Anderson, Hibey, Nauheim & Blair, the Washington law firm that is directing Marcos' legal defense in the U.S., the book is very much a work in progress and is carefully updated every day. Last week's events should merit quite an entry.

In testimony before a House Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee, two New York City real estate executives told how they helped Marcos and his wife...

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