Tail end of the hearing, approximate conversation:
Judge: Any progress on mediation? Seems like other judges have recommended that you mediate.
Nikita: I would welcome mediation.
Fitzpatrick: No, Your Honor. In my personal opinion, Nikita can’t be mediated with. He just threatens. Look at all he’s done [the usual anti-Bernstein drivel].
Nikita: Your Honor, Moshe isn’t the easiest person to work with, and I am sure I’m no walk in the park either, but we’ve built a 5MM business somehow and didn’t kill each other.. so… seriously?
Judge: (to Fitzpatrick) Seems like he isn’t going away, being a 30% shareholder. And, as you see, he learns.