“The Washington Post reports: ‘A Louisiana man claims in a lawsuit that Apple’s iPod music player can cause hearing loss in people who use it… Patterson does not know if the device has damaged his hearing, said his attorney, Steve W. Berman, of Seattle. But that’s beside the point of the lawsuit, which takes issue with the potential the iPod has to cause irreparable hearing loss, Berman said,'” iPoding.com reports. “What the Washington Post fails to mention in their story is that the attorney, Steve W. Berman, is on retainer at Microsoft: ‘More recently, Microsoft recognized Mr. Berman’s experience and expertise when the company retained him to be part of the core national team representing the company in antitrust class actions arising from Judge Jackson’s Findings of Fact in the Department of Justice antitrust case against the company.’ We smell a rat!”
[UPDATE: 11:09pm EST: Included info that Steve Berman also handled the iPod nano scratches lawsuit.]
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