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Greenberg Gallery, Inc. v. Bauman

Greenberg Gallery, Inc. v. Bauman, 817 F. Supp. 167 (D.D.C. 1993), aff’d without opinion, 36 F.3d 127 (D.C. Cir. 1994).


In this  breach of contract case, buyers of a mobile attributed to Alexander Calder sued the work’s sellers, claiming that it had movement and balance problems and that it was a forgery.  After hearing conflicting expert testimony at trial, the court ruled that the plaintiffsfailed to show that the work was. . . .

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