Saturday, December 21, 2013

"The elephant labored and produced a mouse."

That's how one defense lawyer summed up the result in the strange, "self-defeating" breach of confidentiality suit brought by Marguerite Hoffman.  The jury awarded her $500,000.  "Hoffman’s lead attorney had suggested a figure as high as $22.4 million in closing arguments," according to The Dallas Morning News.  I never really understood the damages theory in the case (among other things).  The one thing that seems clear is that many more people know about Hoffman's sale than would have had the case not been brought.