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Ellen Pao Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

Claims Kleiner broke confidentiality

12 Jun, 2015

Pao says Kleiner is improperly publicizing confidential negotiations and asking her to pay unreasonable legal costs. The filing says Pao should not have to pay Kleiner’s “gargantuan and unreasonable charges” of nearly $1 million for expert witnesses and trial expenses. Pao claims that her request for $2.7 million to cover her costs to forgo an appeal, was part of a confidential discussion between attorneys for the two sides, and not intended to be publicized. Kleiner’s attorneys say that it was Pao who made the case so expensive:

If counsel for plaintiff wanted the demand to be confidential he should have said so.