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E.S.T., Inc. v. Christie's, Inc.

E.S.T., Inc. v. Christie's, Inc., No. 112793/00 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 22, 2001).

At issue in this case was Christie’s potential liability for an alleged misattribution of a consigned painting. Christie’s moved to dismiss the case because its 

consignment agreement disclaimed any warranty with respect to the painting’s “authenticity.” Plaintiff E.S.T., Inc., a professional art dealer, countered that the disclaimer of  authenticity did not protect Christie’s from liability for . . . .

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