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Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale

Nataros v. Superior Court of Maricopa County, 113 Ariz. 498 (Ariz. Sup. Ct. 1976); aff'd sub nom., Nataros v. Fine Arts Gallery of Scottsdale, Inc., 126 Ariz. 44 (Ariz. Ct. App. 1980).


In this case regarding a sale of paintings, silver, and jewelry at an auction in Arizona, the appellate court affirmed the trial court's finding that an appraisal of artworks that is approximately the same as what the works sold for at auction is not a 

negligent misrepresentation of the works' fair market value, even if the resale price winds up being much lower. . . .

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