Attorney David Boies told CNBC that Hank Greenberg's lawsuit against the U.S. government over the $182 billion bailout of AIG is on solid legal footing and is not about "biting the hand that feeds you."
Boies, who is representing Greenberg's Starr International in the lawsuit, called it "an easy case to litigate."
Boies spoke Thursday, a day after American International Group refused to join the lawsuit on behalf of shareholders in the insurance company.
He told CNBC's "
" the lawsuit is a test of the limits on what the government can demand in return for making loans.