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Former Michael Jackson attorneys reach $2.5 million settlement in jet videotaping case
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos and his partner have settled a lawsuit against the owner of a charter jet company that secretly recorded the men and Michael Jackson as they flew from Las Vegas to Santa Barbara for the pop star to turn himself in on child molestation charges.
The settlement calls for a $2.5 million judgment to be entered against Jeffrey Borer, the owner of now-defunct XtraJet. He attempted to sell the video, which contains no audio, of the flight to media outlets after Jackson's surrender in November 2003.
Geragos' attorney has argued that the taping violated the privacy and attorney-client privilege of the lawyers and Jackson.
An appeals court struck down a $20 million judgment that was previously awarded to the attorneys.