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August 15, 2008
Re Hartleib v. Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., et al. Case No. SACV08-00790-CJC (ANx)
Bernard C. Jasper, Esq.
Thomas D. Georgianna, Esq. Horwitz, Cron & Jasper
Four Venture, Suite 390 Irvine, CA 92618
Dear Messrs. Jasper and Georgianna:
Thank you for your email of August 14, 2008. Despite your authorization to speak to your client Mr. Hartleib, we respectfully decline. Based upon prior experience, Mr. Hartleib has misrepresented his contacts with our firm in court papers. Further, we understand that he has filed an ethics complaint against a highly regarded partner at the Latham & Watkins firm based allegedly on a direct contact with that lawyer. In short, please instruct Mr. Hartleib that communications should proceed exclusively through his counsel.
Lastly, my colleague, Bruce Angiolillo, contacted Mr. Jasper several days ago. As of this morning, he still had not received word back and would appreciate Mr. Jasper's returning his call.
Very truly yours,
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