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Ravenna v. Christie's

Ravenna v. Christie's Inc., No. 121367-00, slip op. (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Mar. 22, 2001), aff'd, 289 A.D.2d 15 (N.Y. App. Div. Dec. 4, 2001).

Plaintiff, Guido Ravenna, at the time the owner of an oil painting of the crucified Christ known as Pietà, sought to recover the loss he sustained upon selling the work, relying on an allegedly false, negligent, and incompetent evaluation by Christie’s auction house as to its authorship and value. His claim was . . . .

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