Tiger Survivors' Lawyer Ready to Pounce

Hotshot attorney Mark Geragos slams 'deficient' SF Zoo
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2008 4:05 AM CST
Tatiana, a female Siberian tiger that killed one person and injured two others, is seen in the lion house at the San Francisco Zoo in this Sept. 6, 2007, file photo. The big cat exhibit at the Zoo was...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Two brothers who survived an attack from an escaped tiger at San Francisco Zoo have hired hotshot lawyer Mark Geragos, ABC News reports. Geragos, whose high-profile clients have included Michael Jackson and wife-killer Scott Peterson, seems to be getting ready to give the zoo a mauling with a major lawsuit. "There are some very disturbing facts yet to come out," he said.

Geragos points to a number of failings by the zoo, and claims that a worker locked one brother out of the zoo cafe during the tiger's attack, leaving him at the animal's mercy. He also charges zoo security was slow to respond to the crisis. "They were deficient on virtually every level," he said of the zoo. The brothers are recovering from their injuries. Their friend was killed in the attack.