Energy lawyer Lisa Bloom has been ordered to pay photographer Bruce Weber over $28,000 in authorized prices.
Bloom’s repping mannequin Jason Boyce, who claims he was sexually assaulted by Weber at a 2014 shoot. However final week, a federal decide ordered Bloom to pay Weber’s attorneys’ charges and different prices after one in all her skilled witnesses, a scientific neuropsychologist, refused to reply sure questions at a deposition.
Upon insistence from Bloom and her workforce, the deposition was shut down. She then selected to reschedule, and now has to pay the charges. Weber had requested for greater than $100,000 in compensation.
Bloom, who’s repping six plaintiffs in whole towards Weber, commented to Web page Six: “The events had a dispute about sure strains of questioning on the deposition of our skilled witness. The Justice of the Peace decide dominated towards our objections. We then supplied an inexpensive quantity to resolve the difficulty,” however Weber’s workforce “requested for an absurd quantity, and introduced one other movement, which the Justice of the Peace decide now deems ‘not cheap.’
“We agree, and recognize that the court … as a substitute awarded the identical quantity we beforehand supplied. We glance ahead to returning to what this case is about.”