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Estate of Querbach v. A&B Appraisal Services

Estate of Querbach v. A & B Appraisal Serv., No. L-089362-85 (N.J. Sup. Ct. 1987).


In this case, which raises issues as to the standard of research and care that fine art appraisers must use when appraising a work of art, the Plaintiff, the Estate of Querbach (the “Estate”), relied on the defendant A & B Appraisal Service’s (“A & B”) appraisal of a painting in the Estate and sold it for its appraised value of $50.  When the purchaser subsequently had it appraised at $14,800, the Estate brought suit against A & B in New Jersey Superior Court, alleging negligence.

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