Civil Lawyer Refusing to Testify in Court? MJEOL Bullet #171 In the July 27 2004 Minute Order, which simply tells what was discussed during the July 27 hearing, there is interesting information concerning one of the civil (money) lawyers the accusers family ran to in 2003. That lawyer, Bill Dickerman, was one of several civil attorneys, sources say, the family used to try to extract money out of Jackson.
Dickerman has thus far not agreed to testify even though hes been subpoenaed to do so. As a result, the judge has issued a stayed warrant for him by which he will be arrested for contempt of court if he refuses to testify. His bail is already set at $5,000 if he doesnt show up in court or notify the court. The issue of his refusal, if he is still refusing, will be discussed at an August 6 2004 hearing at 9:30AM PST.