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Bulls' Pippen wins legal judgment

June 29, 2010 at 8:11 PM
CHICAGO, June 29 (UPI) -- Former Chicago Bulls great Scottie Pippen was awarded one-quarter of what he asked for in a legal malpractice case, court documents show.

The former NBA forward, who has gone through a series of financial setbacks, was awarded $2 million instead of the $8 million he sought alleging two attorneys failed to closely monitor his 2002 purchase of a jet grounded months after it was bought, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday.

A Cook County jury Monday found Pippin bore some responsibility in the bad business deal involving the Chicago law firm Pedersen & Houpt.

The firm's attorney, Peter Sullivan, declined comment but had said in opening statements Pippen was looking for a scapegoat for many bad business decisions, the newspaper said.

"I don't want to really say anything, I'm just exhausted and tired," Pippen said before leaving the courthouse.

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