One of Michael Jackson's lawyers, Steve Cochran, has quit the team. It is reported that he left for "confidential reasons".
Jackson has been decent enough to thank him publicly, on his website, for his work:
"I would like to thank Attorney Steve Cochran for all the hard work he has done on my behalf.... Unfortunately, he has taken a temporary leave of absence, for his own confidential reasons, from my defence tea, but will continue to collaborate..."