Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 06, 2011
In a ruling this week attributed by the Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald M. Sohigian, Julien's Auctions, the world's premier celebrity estate and memorabilia auction house located in Beverly Hills has won a major victory today in a case #BC423284 which was brought by French Canadian Richard LaPointe. A jury completely absolved Julien's Auctions of any wrong doing alleged by the plaintiff Richard LaPointe and found that the plaintiff’s case had no merit whatsoever. The case plaintiff LaPointe claimed he was emotionally damaged because of a cancelled auction related to Michael Jackson. The case also noted that LaPointe originally placed absentee bids which totaled $6,500 for 14 items including large bronzes of children. Julien's Auctions came to an agreement with Michael Jackson in April of 2009 to cancel the Neverland Auction at the request of Jackson himself. The auction never took place and was cancelled prior to any auction date. LaPointe's attorney, Nicholas Hornberger claimed his client had been financially damaged $126 million as a result of not buying the items prior to Michael Jackson's passing for the noted $6,500 absentee bid.
In a statement, Darren Julien, President of Julien's Auctions, said, "We are obviously happy with this outcome and that justice did indeed prevail. We will continue to work hard to protect our business but most importantly those partners and clients who know and trust us."
Julien’s Auctions was represented at trial by Miles J. Feldman and Sonia Y. Lee of Raines Feldman LLP. Case according to Los Angeles Superior Court.
Press Contact: Darren Julien, (818) 694-8090 darren(at)juliensauctions(dot)com