Rod Stewart Decision Disallowed

The California Court of Appeal has overturned a $1.6 million judgment against Rod Stewart, his attorney, management and Stewart’s agency at the time, ICM, attorney Skip Miller told Pollstar.

The decision stems from a 2004 verdict won by Howard Pollack’s PM Group and various South American promoters. Pollack et al claimed that after Stewart canceled a 2002 tour of Latin America, the $780,000 deposit was not returned.

The jury reversed the $1.6 million judgment for interference but allowed the original decision to award the plaintiffs the $780,000 deposit return plus more than $470,000 in attorneys’ fees.

"More than half of the trial court judgment was reversed on appeal, so we’re more than half satisfied," Miller said. Pollack could not be reached at press time.