|[June 09, 2014]
Ethan Brown Law and Miller Barondess, LLP Announce Jury Trial Verdict and $2.3 Million Judgment Against Bruce Makowsky
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
A Los Angeles jury has found prominent QVC Home Shopping Network
spokesperson Bruce Makowsky liable for over $2.3 million dollars in
damages, including punitive damages, for breach of an oral partnership
agreement and breach of fiduciary duty. Judgment has been entered.
Mr. Makowsky has sold over $10 million in "Infotainment"-branded iPad
and iPhone (News - Alert) accessories, including docking stations and "Powerbanks",
through the QVC Home Shopping Network. The jury found that Mr. Makowsky
breached a prior oral partnership agreement with the Plaintiff, Jeff
Cherun, pursuant to which the two men agreed to be 50/50 partners in the
Bruce Makowsky is best known for a popular line of women's handbags sold
on QVC, among other places, under the brands "B. Makowsky" and "Kathy
Van Zeeland". Mr. Makowsky testified at trial that he sold that business
to the Chinese conglomerate Li & Fung in 2008 for nearly $400 million
The jury's award includes nearly $1.8 million in punitive damages. The
jury found by "clear and convincing" evidence that Mr. Makowsky had
acted with "malice, oppression or fraud" in his business dealings with
the Plaintiff, Jeff Cherun.
Mr. Cherun was represented by Geoffrey A. Neri of Ethan Brown Law and
Steven Gebelin of Miller Barondess, LLP.
Mr. Neri can be reached for comment at (310) 310-0261.
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