LITIGATION: Hitting the Jackpot

LITIGATION: Hitting the Jackpot

If living well is the best revenge, forcing your boss to fork over $750,000 has got to be a close second. That is the amount Philadelphia-based brokerage Janney Montgomery Scott must pay gambling-industry analyst Marvin Roffman, according to a decision last week by a New York Stock Exchange arbitration panel. Roffman's complaint: that Janney had fired him as a result of pressure from self-styled dealmeister Donald Trump.

When Trump launched his colossal Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City a year ago, a Wall Street Journal article quoted a skeptical Roffman as saying that "once the cold winds blow from October to...

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