Bud Liebler, a senior vice president at DaimlerChrysler, almost missed his speaking date last month at the Automotive News World Congress in Detroit because he had a date with a judge. But the marketing exec wasn't in trouble with the law.
Liebler was scheduled for jury duty, and was excused just in time to dash from the courthouse to the podium. 'It was a dog-bite case,' Liebler said. 'It would have gone on for weeks.'