Bergstein Wins $49.5M From Atty For Forced Bankruptcies

By Jonathan Randles (August 21, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT) -- A Los Angeles jury on Tuesday awarded Hollywood financier David Bergstein and two of his film entities $49.5 million, finding his former attorney liable for malpractice and breaches of fiduciary duty for helping Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd. launch a litigation war against Bergstein and push five of his entertainment entities into bankruptcy.

Lawyer Susan Tregub was accused of betraying Bergstein, whom she represented for more than 10 years, by passing along confidential information that Aramid used to launch two civil lawsuits against her former client and force his various companies into involuntary bankruptcy in March 2010 after the pair had a...

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