May 20, 2008

New Trial Motion Denied in Mark Geragos/Michael Jackson Punitive Damages Case

We previously blogged about a bench trial in which Los Angeles County superior court judge Soussan Bruguera awarded $2 million in compensatory damages and $16 million in punitive damages against defendants who supposedly taped attorney Mark Geragos's conversations with Michael Jackson on a private airplane the day Jackson surrendered to face child molestation charges. This story on Law.com reports that Judge Bruguera has denied the new trial motions filed by defendants XTraJet Inc. and its owner Jeffrey Borer. Borer's attorney says he will appeal. XtraJet is apparently bankrupt.