A jury in Illinois has awarded ex-NBA star Scottie Pippen two-million dollars from the law firm that failed to safeguard his money. The “Sun-Times” reports that Pippen teared up and gasped as the jury read the verdict in the malpractice lawsuit. Pippen claimed that two attorneys from a Chicago law firm should’ve kept a more careful eye on a deal to buy a small jet in 2002. The airplane was grounded just a few months later.
Pippen sought eight-point-two million dollars, but his attorney said the former Chicago Bulls star was satisfied. In 2007, Pippen sued and won one-a-half-million dollars against financial advisor Robert Lunn, who engineered the jet deal. Lunn later filed for bankruptcy after being sued by numerous former clients who claim he looted their money instead of investing it.