Bloomberg Passed Up In P.I. Case

August 9, 2007

New York Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg returned to court for a second day of jury duty Tuesday, but was dismissed after attorneys passed him up while choosing a panel to hear a personal injury case. Bloomberg started his day in a courtroom with about 35 other prospective jurors. He was allowed to leave by early afternoon. Bloomberg spent most of his first day with about 40 others in a courtroom where attorneys picked a jury for an asbestos litigation suit. The plaintiff was a woman whose husband had died after years of operating a printing press that attorneys said contained asbestos in its brakes.

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