Appeal filed in Corcoran client list case

From The Real Deal

NEW YORK — Aiming to send a message to the real estate industry, former Corcoran Group agent Sarit Shmueli has filed to appeal a recent court ruling stripping her of punitive damages a jury awarded her after she claimed the company stole her electronic client list.

Three years ago, the New York State Supreme Court found in favor of Shmueli, who had sued the company claiming that Corcoran, and in particular, Executive Vice President Tresa Hall, had stolen her client list "deliberately and maliciously" from her computer after Shmueli was fired. Shmueli was awarded $400,000 in compensation and $1.2 million in punitive damages.