A federal claims judge ruled that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke must testify in relation to a lawsuit brought by a company run by former American International Group CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. The case alleges that the U.S. intervention in AIG was unconstitutional. "Mr. Bernanke repeatedly has acknowledged that he was a key decision maker on behalf of the Government, and his testimony unquestionably is relevant to the Fifth Amendment taking and illegal exaction claims before the Court," Judge Thomas Wheeler wrote in his decision permitting Bernanke's deposition.

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