UPDATE: Capitol's David Bergstein Awarded $50M+$500K In Lawsuit Against Ex-Counsel

WEDNESDAY UPDATE: The jury came back today with an additional judgment of $500,000 in punitive damages.

David BergsteinTUESDAY 7:15 PM: Deadline has learned that a Los Angeles Superior Court jury today unanimously awarded the controversial film financier David Bergstein the $49.5 million damages against his former in-house counsel Susan Tregub at Capitol Film for breach of fiduciary duty and legal malpractice. But this isn’t over yet. Today’s verdict determined that Tregub (now in private practice) acted with malice, so the second phase of the trial involving punitive damages will start tomorrow when the monetary figure could go higher.

Related: David Bergstein Sues Aramid Entertainment

The two-year case arose from Tregub going to work for Aramid Entertainment Fund in 2009 after Capitol. (more…)

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