FTC v. Austin
FTC v. Austin Galleries of Illinois, Inc., No. 88-C-3845 (N.D. Ill. 1988) (granting injunction); judgment against Austin (N.D. Ill. 1991); aff'd sub nom. FTC v. Austin, 138 B.R. 898 (Bankr. N.D. Ill. 1992).
Defendant Donald S. Austin and his corporations sold lithographic prints purported to be by Dali, Chagall, Miro, and Picasso. Plaintiff Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") brought action against Austin and the Austin corporations, alleging that the defendants had falsely represented the prints’ authenticity and value to consumers in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.. . .