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Vom Lehn v. Astor Art Galleries

Vom Lehn v. Astor Art Galleries, 86 Misc.2d 1 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1976).

In this case, the court interpreted New York’s Door-to-Door Sales Protection Act (formerly known as the Home Solicitation Sales Act), in a novel way.  It allowed a “cooling-off period” during which art purchasers, who purchase works for their home, may cancel a sale and get their money back, for any reason, if the seller . . . .

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