Today Ellen Pao’s lawyers responded to Kleiner Perkins attempts to recover nearly a million dollars in trial costs from the interim reddit CEO and former Kleiner partner.
In a motion filed this morning, attorney Alan Exelrod characterizes the amount sought by Kleiner as “grossly excessive and unreasonable.” He asks that the Court deny any award of costs and, failing that, remove “unnecessary and unreasonable costs, including trial transcripts and excessive expert fees”.
In their motion, Kleiner claims that $ 864,680.25 of the total arise from expert witness costs.
Today’s motion leaves the door open for Ellen Pao to appeal the unfavorable ruling reached earlier this spring. Kleiner offered to drop its motion for court costs if Pao agreed not to appeal.