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1987- Inslaw & The Justice Department

In 1987, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge George Bason ruled in favor of Inslaw and awarded Hamilton $6.8 million, saying that Justice Department officials “took, converted and stole” PROMIS through “trickery, fraud and deceit.” Judge Bason lived to regret his ruling when his reappointment was denied in a highly unusual move. Bason was replaced with one of the Justice Department lawyers who had argued the Inslaw case.