Bloomberg Law
Jan. 24, 2020, 12:00 PM

Elizabeth Holmes Phones In Her Defense After Civil Lawyers Quit

Joel Rosenblatt
Joel Rosenblatt
Bloomberg News

Unable to pay her lawyers in an Arizona fraud lawsuit, Elizabeth Holmes is defending herself by … phone.

The former chief executive of Theranos Inc., who lives in California, appears regularly in San Jose federal court with a team of high-caliber lawyers as her criminal case over the blood-testing startup’s implosion moves toward a trial this year.

Elizabeth Holmes at federal court in San Jose, California, U.S., on Oct. 2.

In a less closely-watched civil suit in Phoenix, Holmes dialed into an audio feed for an important hearing Thursday without a lawyer, telling the judge she wouldn’t make any arguments, according to an attorney at the proceeding who declined to be ...

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