Court overturns MJ’s Jet award ruling

January 13th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson London, Jan 13 (ANI): A 12.5 million pound judgment-awarded to Michael Jackson’s lawyer after suing jet company bosses for secretly filming the superstar on a 2003 flight-has been overturned.

In a ruling on Monday, the 2nd District Court of Appeal said that the multi-million pound amount against now-defunct firm XtraJet and its owner, Jeffrey Borer, was excessive.

Jackson was filmed talking with attorney Mark Geragos while flying on an XtraJet plane from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara, California, to face up to child molestation charges.

Jackson was later acquitted of the charges.

In 2006, Borer pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiring to record Jackson.

According to TMZ.com, Geragos - who received 11.25 million pounds of the payout - was told he could either accept 469,000 pounds or seek a new trial.

“I think we’re going be retrying this case,” the Daily Express quoted his attorney Brian Kabateck as telling the Los Angeles Times. (ANI)

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