Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes Represents Herself at Trial After Lawyers Say She Stiffed Them
McGruber quotes the Mercury News:
In her common attendance at the San Jose federal courthouse for hearings in her high-stakes felony fraud case, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has been flanked by costly attorneys. But in an Arizona civil case, she took half in a listening to this week representing herself, and by telephone, in line with a report Friday.
Holmes has seven attorneys making ready for the August trial begin in her felony case in U.S. District Court, and preventing federal prosecutors over proof. In the Arizona case — a lawsuit filed by blood-testing clients in opposition to Holmes, the defunct Palo Alto startup Theranos, and drug retailer chain Walgreens — courtroom information earlier this month indicated she had two attorneys defending her. That was after three attorneys representing her in that case give up within the fall, saying she hadn’t paid them for greater than a 12 months and possibly by no means would. Now, the courtroom docket reveals Holmes representing herself within the civil case.
And, in line with a Bloomberg report, she did not seem at a listening to in that case Thursday, as a substitute calling in to the courtroom through an audio feed. She instructed the choose she would not make any arguments, however would depend on arguments made by attorneys for the opposite defendants within the case, Bloomberg reported Friday, citing an unnamed lawyer mentioned to be current at the proceedings.
Legal specialists say Holmes faces appreciable monetary peril from the authorized actions in opposition to her, with authorized charges on high of doable restitution for buyers, fines and a jail sentence.