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September 17, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rich young Krok sisters were masterful at selling the success story that made them famous. Even as their family's legal problems mounted and their firm sank into Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, the four sisters appeared smiling on the cover of Family Business magazine. The publication credited the Kroks with creating "an important force in the personal care products industry." For the Kroks' Santa Monica company, EPI Products USA, glamorous, enticing images were essential sales tools.
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June 14, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another blow to the creators of EPI Products USA, a Santa Monica jury awarded $13.7 million to a woman who contended she was a partner in a business from which EPI emerged but was cast aside when the Epilady hair removal system took off. Epilady was a tremendous success in the late 1980s--as was the Krok family, which brought the electric hair removal gadget to the United States in 1987. Epilady promised smooth legs, but the device proved painful for some women.
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BUSINESS
June 14, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In yet another blow to the creators of EPI Products USA, a Santa Monica jury awarded $13.7 million to a woman who contended she was a partner in a business from which EPI emerged but was cast aside when the Epilady hair removal system took off. Epilady was a tremendous success in the late 1980s--as was the Krok family, which brought the electric hair removal gadget to the United States in 1987. Epilady promised smooth legs, but the device proved painful for some women.
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October 16, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embattled Krok family, which rode to fame in the late 1980s by selling the Epilady hair remover, brought a countersuit Monday, accusing their firm's big banks of waging a humiliating but groundless "smut campaign" to extract a settlement in a legal dispute. The countersuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, also charged that two of the Krok sisters were fraudulently duped into personally guaranteeing a $25-million loan by the main lender, Bank of New York.
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October 16, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The embattled Krok family, which rode to fame in the late 1980s by selling the Epilady hair remover, brought a countersuit Monday, accusing their firm's big banks of waging a humiliating but groundless "smut campaign" to extract a settlement in a legal dispute. The countersuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, also charged that two of the Krok sisters were fraudulently duped into personally guaranteeing a $25-million loan by the main lender, Bank of New York.
BUSINESS
July 27, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Damages Reduced in EPI Products Suit: Superior Court Judge Hiroshi Fujisaki reduced the punitive damages awarded by a Santa Monica jury in June in a lawsuit filed by a woman who contended that she was cut out of profits from the Epilady hair removal gadget. Punitive damages against Solomon Krok were reduced to $12 million from $24 million, against Arlene Krok to $1.5 million from $2.34 million and against Sharon Krok Feuer to $250,000 from $1 million.
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June 20, 1991 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Santa Monica jury has awarded $27.3 million in punitive damages to a woman who contended that she was unfairly cut off from a company that was the root of the Epilady hair removal empire. The punitive damages, awarded to Patricia Jones on Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court jury, came on top of $13.7 million in compensatory damages granted by the same jury last week.
BUSINESS
September 17, 1990 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The rich young Krok sisters were masterful at selling the success story that made them famous. Even as their family's legal problems mounted and their firm sank into Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month, the four sisters appeared smiling on the cover of Family Business magazine. The publication credited the Kroks with creating "an important force in the personal care products industry." For the Kroks' Santa Monica company, EPI Products USA, glamorous, enticing images were essential sales tools.
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