Financier Accuses Ex-Atty Of $269M Double Cross At Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (August 9, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT) -- Attorney Susan Tregub breached her duties when she betrayed financier and longtime client David Bergstein, helping Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd. put five of Bergstein's companies in involuntary bankruptcy and causing $269 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury heard Thursday.

In opening statements in a breach of fiduciary duty and professional negligence lawsuit brought by Bergstein and business partner Ronald Tudor, their attorney Lucia Coyoca of Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP painted a portrait of double-dealing and revenge, accusing Tregub of lashing out after a falling...
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