Death By A Thousand Seating Charts

But if it works use it.


When Kleiner Perkins’ head legal counsel Lynne Hermle pulled up a seating chart from the firm’s December 2011 offsite on the court’s projector during her cross examination of Ellen Pao yesterday, the courtroom remained respectfully silent.

But there was a collective groan in the online backchannel of reporters who have been covering the Pao Vs. Kleiner Perkins trial in San Francisco’s Superior Court for the past two and a half weeks.

The seating chart has become a bit of an inside joke among the courtroom press corps, as a symbol of how the details of even the most salacious lawsuit can become almost absurdly mundane after they’ve been discussed for what seems like the umpteenth time.

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