Calif. Panel Axes Bergstein's $50M Film World Malpractice Win

By Kat Greene (May 4, 2017, 7:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court has pulled the plug on a $50 million win for embattled film producer David Bergstein, finding the jury's damages calculations unconnected to the actual damages he suffered when a betrayal by his former longtime attorney Susan Tregub allegedly ruined his companies.

Bergstein had sat at the helm of ThinkFilm LLC as it went head-to-head with film investor David Molner and his Aramid Entertainment Fund Ltd. in a war that saw both companies slip into bankruptcy and spawned a series of other legal battles. In 2012, Bergstein tasted victory when he won a jury verdict against Tregub, who...

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