A Los Angeles judge yesterday (May 19) denied a request for a new trial in a case involving Michael Jackson.
In the original ruling, Santa Monica-based air charter service XtraJet Inc was ordered to pay $20.25 million to Jackson‘s lawyer, Mark Geragos, and his associate, Pat Harris for secretly videotaping the pop star and his lawyers on a flight in 2003.
XtraJet‘s owner attempted to argue for a retrial on the grounds that the judge based his ruling on the belief that the tape included sound, which it reportedly did not.
He also said that now that the company is bankrupt, it will be unable to pay the fees.
Superior Court Judge Soussan G Bruguera rejected the motion, reports the Associated Press.
–By our Los Angeles staff.