Ex-Bergstein Atty Escapes $50M Suit Over Bankruptcies

Law360, Los Angeles (September 4, 2012, 9:07 PM EDT) -- A California state judge on Tuesday tossed a $50 million lawsuit brought by film financier David Bergstein against a former lawyer who was accused of helping his longtime counsel Susan Tregub push five of his entertainment entities into bankruptcy, ruling the complaint was time-barred.

Judge Alan S. Rosenfield said Bergstein's claims against his former lawyer Teri Zimon are subject to a one-year statue of limitations for legal malpractice. Bergstein, who filed the complaint in August 2011, should have been aware of Zimon's  alleged misconduct that gave...
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