Jury Finds Supermodel and Manager Liable for $1 Million, Announces Lanza Law Firm, PC
Houston, Texas, November 2, 2016. On October 31, 2016, a Los Angeles
jury found international supermodel Marisa Miller and her management company
liable to pay $1 million in C.A. 2:15-cv-04335; Segler Holdings, LLC vs. Marisa Miller and
Cartel Management, Inc., in the United States District Court for the Central District of
California, Western Division. In a unanimous verdict, the jury found that both Miller
and Cartel Management breached their contracts to provide promotional services for
Segler Holdings, LLC.
Nick Lanza and Stew Schmella of Lanza Law Firm, PC and Adam Soibelman
and Robin McConnell of R2 Law Group, LLP filed the lawsuit for Segler Holdings,
alleging Miller and Cartel failed to promote sunless tanning products and salons
operated by Segler Holdings under the brand name Glissin. Lanza, Schmella, and
Soibelman tried the case in Los Angeles for Segler Holdings. After a four-day trial
before United States District Judge Dolly M. Gee, a jury found Miller and Cartel liable
to Segler Holdings. The jury awarded Segler Holdings a total of $1 million in damages
for the Defendants’ breaches of contract. After the verdict, Nick Lanza stated, “I am
grateful that the jury held both Miller and Cartel accountable for their failure to fulfill
the promises they made to Segler Holdings.” Stew Schmella stated, “I appreciate the
jury’s attention during trial and their hard work to reach a jury verdict. Justice was
Marisa Miller is an international supermodel whose credits include Victoria’s
Secret, Cosmopolitan, and the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Cartel
Management, a company owned by Miller's husband, Griffin Guess, manages Miller.
Guess also owns Titans of Mavericks, a surfing competition.
Lanza Law Firm is a civil trial law firm specializing in commercial litigation and
insurance litigation based in Texas. Lanza Law Firm represents clients throughout
Texas and the United States.
Michael L. Cohen of the law firm Cohen McKeon LLP represents the Defendants.
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