AIG says obliged to consider joining lawsuit against government

BOSTON Tue Jan 8, 2013 6:01pm EST

BOSTON (Reuters) - AIG has an obligation to consider a demand by its former chief executive that the company join a lawsuit challenging some of the terms of the insurer's 2008 government rescue, AIG said on Tuesday.

In a statement, American International Group said its board expected to make a decision "in the next several weeks."

(Reporting by Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Phil Berlowitz)