Fashion designer Mossimo Inc has asked the California Supreme Court to review an appeals court decision that favoured apparel marketer Cherokee Inc regarding money owed under a finder's agreement between the two companies.

In June last year, a Los Angeles Superior Court ruled that Van Nuys-based Cherokee was due a $3 million award including finder's fees withheld under the agreement, interest and legal costs.

The court also ruled that Cherokee was entitled to receive 15 per cent of money received by Santa Monica-based Mossimo through its Target Corp contract going back to March 28, 2000.

In July, Mossimo appealed the judgement and lost its case.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Cherokee president Howard Siegel said he was surprised that Mossimo was still pursuing the issue.

Mossimo has not commented on its review request.