IT’S ROUND one to Ginta Lapina in the legal fight between the model and her former agency, Women Model Management in New York. The Latvian model – who is being sued by Women for breach of contract after leaving to join a rival agency, DNA, in September – has seen a preliminary injunction to stop her from working with her new agency until the lawsuit is resolved thrown out by a Manhattan court.
The judge, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Mendez, found that Lapina’s departure would not “burden the company too significantly”, The Fashion Law reports, since she is “just one of many highly paid models on the Women Model Management roster”.
Lapina’s countersuit – in which she alleges that Women both withheld payment and misled her over the usage of pictures of her – will continue, but in the meantime she will continue modelling with DNA. Lapina has fronted campaigns for brands including YSL, Céline, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu and Moschino.