'Millionaire' trial begins! Smith, Silverman, Ferriter set to testifyMon May 31, 2010 @ 07:28PM PST
By Matthew Belloni
EXCLUSIVE: Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday morning in the $250 million showdown over profits from "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." Lawyers for the Walt Disney Co. and Celador International are in Riverside anticipating a 9am start time in front of U.S. District Court Judge Virginia A. Phillips. Once a jury is seated, opening statements could begin as early as Tuesday afternoon. Then Celador's Paul Smith and former WMA agents Ben Silverman, Greg Lipstone and John Ferriter are expected to testify this week (they're just a few of the industry insiders on the extensive witness list). Trial is expected to last about three weeks.
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