Amicable Settlement for Paris Hilton

A $10-million defamation suit filed in Santa Monica against Paris Hilton by a woman who claimed the hotel heiress lied to the press about a run-in the two had over a man at a London nightclub has been settled out of court, attorneys for both sides have announced.  In the weeks prior to the scheduled trial, Think Twice provided courtroom graphics consulting and production services to Paris’ trial team, led by Henry Gradstein of Gradstein & Luskin.

Zeta Graff, a professional model, actress and film producer, had sued Hilton after the New York Post's Page Six column reported July 2, 2005, that Graff was seen in a jealous rage attacking Hilton on the dance floor at the club Kabaret. At the time, Hilton was engaged to Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, who, according to reports, dated Graff for two years. The article went on to say that Graff had tried to snatch a $4-million diamond necklace off Hilton's neck, tried to strangle the socialite and had to be physically restrained by security guards.

"Zeta Graff and Paris Hilton are pleased to announce the amicable resolution of the lawsuit between them," the attorneys said in a prepared statement. "Both parties are glad that the matter could be resolved without the time and expense of a trial. The resolution is confidential and no one will comment further."

Think Twice Launches Monthly Seminar Series

Keeping up with the fast-growing menu of courtroom presentation options is a great challenge for busy trial attorneys.  New techniques and applications for both the preparation and presentation of evidentiary and demonstrative exhibits are constantly evolving.  Committed to helping our clients maintain a competitive edge, Think Twice has launched a series of monthly seminars held in the offices of law firms throughout California.  Already in 2007, the Think Twice presentation team has provided seminars to large groups of attorneys and litigation support staff at Farella Braun + Martel LLP, Berliner Cohen LLP, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP, and Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, with upcoming seminars already scheduled at Cox Castle & Nicholson LLP and Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP.  For more information or to schedule a seminar at your firm, please contact Paul Endo.

Think Twice Staff on Faculty of Paralegal Seminar

Director of Litigation Services Ralph Mongeluzo will be a member of the faculty at an upcoming seminar sponsored by Lorman Educational Services, "Helping Your Trial Lawyer Win in California: Essential Trial Preparation and Techniques for Paralegals."  The one-day seminar, to be held at Le Meridian Hotel in San Francisco on November 3, is designed for paralegals, legal assistants and attorneys, with continuing education credits provided.  Mongeluzo will teach a section called "Using Technology to Tell the Story at Trial." CLICK HERE for more information or to enroll.

Think Twice Animation Team Grows Again

Responding to the ever-increasing need for compelling motion graphics in the courtroom, Think Twice has added another animator with years of litigation graphics experience to our studio.  Chris Bator, whose animations have been used in courtrooms from coast to coast in recent years, has joined the Think Twice studio team full-time.  Combining degrees in both Interactive Media and Business with extensive experience in information design, Chris efficiently visualizes design ideas and concepts in ways that are approachable to a wide range of viewers – such as those represented on your next jury.  For more information about the Think Twice team, CLICK HERE.

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