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NY Juror Ejected From Citigroup Trial Over Ties To Michael Moore Movie

11/ 2/10 09:06 PM ET   AP

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NEW YORK — A New York judge has dismissed a juror in the legal battle between a British private equity firm and Citigroup without addressing complaints that she was involved in a Michael Moore documentary about capitalism.

Judge Jed Rakoff on Tuesday released the juror just a day before closing arguments were scheduled, after concluding she lied about a court reporter's claim that she talked about the case in a courthouse elevator. The juror's name was among more than 100 names that appear in the "thanks" section of Moore's movie, "Capitalism: A Love Story." A lawyer for Citigroup complained of that.

British firm Terra Firma Capital partners seeks damages from Citigroup after claiming the company cheated it during its $4.9 billion EMI purchase in 2007. Citigroup insists it was fair.

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