Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Making News ...

The firm I work for is again making news. Sadly this time it had nothing to do with me.

The Los Angeles Times reports that lawyers for Michael Jackson were awarded $20 million in a civil case against XtraJet. The company operates chartered planes and in 2003 was hired to transport Jackson and his attorneys to Los Angeles where the pop star was scheduled to turn himself in for child molestation charges. A secret camera was installed in the plane and recorded conversations protected under attorney/client privilege. The invasion of privacy resulted in large punitive damages against XtraJet.

Brian Kabateck, senior partner where I work represented Jackson's attorneys. Maybe this means I can get a new flat screen for my office.