Even By California Standards -- $63.8 MDV Is a High Flyer
by Michael Fox
Which must be the way Doyle Baker, a 64 year old pilot must feel after completing the punitive damage phase of his successful wrongful termination and age discrimination suit against PrivatAir. Pilot awarded millions. The case had some star power as PrivatAir as Baker used to fly Demi Moore and Bruce Willis.
According to Baker's attorney he was the victim of a "conspiracy concocted by Baker's fellow workers to put him out of a job and replace him with a younger pilot." Almost half of the jury verdict was against two fellow pilots and a stewardess who were allegedly involved in the conspiracy.