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Wilson v. Hammer Holdings, Inc.

Wilson v. Hammer Holdings, Inc., 671 F. Supp. 94 (D. Mass. 1987), rev'd, 850 F.2d 3 (1st Cir. 1988).

In this case addressing a breach of warranty of 

authenticity of a purported Edouard Vuillard painting, plaintiffs were unsuccessful in their suit against Hammer Holdings because they failed to file their suit within the four-year  statute of limitations period set by the  Uniform Commercial Code (U.C.C.). As is the prevailing standard in most federal courts, the plaintiffs’ cause of action accrued at the time of sale, rather than . . . .

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