Doubtless Michael Jackson will be amused to learn that he is not always on the receiving end of lawsuits.
This time the boot is most definitely on the other foot as the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office, which prosecuted Jackson last year, has had a lawsuit filed against it by Annette L. Reichart for back pay for work on developing a database of documents and images in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case.
Her lawyer, Brian Oxman, is reported to have said that Reichert was hired to create a searchable database of evidence for Santa Barbara County District Attorney Thomas Sneddon and his staff.
Oxman, who is rather interestingly an attorney for the Jackson family, said that Reichert performed her duties but was not fully compensated.
Reichert is allegedly owed over $40K, and deserves $100K more for giving up other work; at least that is Oxman's view.
DA Tom Sneddon retorted that Reichert worked on the prosecution's case for a period of time. However, she disappeared in the middle of the prosecution, "leaving us high and dry" he said.