Ginta Lapina’s lawsuit has been dismissed. The Latvian model was seeking one million dollars against the Manhattan agency, however it has been thrown out by a federal judge. What he has said is that an arbitrator and not a judge should be making the decision,
If the catwalker had been duped into a measly $19,700 payday for a Paris photo shoot with fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld that was used in an international hair-product ad campaign. Reportedly what Robert Sweet, a Manhattan federal Judge possibly sided with the Women Management on Friday.
by dismissing the Latvian lovely’s 2014 suit and directing the parties to arbitration.
“Women Management is extremely pleased that the judge has dismissed each and every one of Ginta Lapina’s claims, and enforced the arbitration clause in Ms. Lapina’s model management agreement,” said Brian S. Kaplan, a lawyer for Women Management.
Kaplan also said the company plans to pursue monetary damages against Lapina in arbitration “for lost commissions” under the contract she “breached” and to recover legal fees and other expenses
Twenty six year old Lapina is said to be one of world’s top-highest paid models.
She says she was told the use of the Lagerfeld photos would be “narrow in scope” when they were actually used to market Schwarzkopf hair products worldwide. She also says she was due a six- or seven-figure payout for working with the designer.
It has been since 2008 that the agency has managed Lupina, she and former nightclub owner, forty nine year old Adam Hock are married, an her modeeling days include Yves Saint Laurent and DKNY and ranked 27th in model earnings worldwide by the industry site Models.com.