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DeBruno v. Sotheby’s
DeBruno v. Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc., No. 84-cv-3021 (D. N.J. 1984).
Plaintiff Philip DeBruno, an art dealer, consigned a painting to defendant Sotheby’s auction house. Sotheby’s experts decided the painting was an authentic George Stubbs and gave a $60,000-$80,000 estimate. DeBruno signed a consignment agreement with Sotheby’s. When the winning bidder refused payment over
issues, DeBruno did not take Sotheby’s suggested actions and instead sought damages for
breach of contract
, misrepresentation, and breach of
. The New Jersey District Court dismissed all charges and awarded
to the defendant.
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