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Thwaytes v. Sotheby's

Mr. Lancelot William Thwaytes v. Sotheby’s, Inc., [2015] EWHC 36 (Ch).

In this U.K. case, the High Court of Justice addressed the standard of care an auction house owes a consignor in evaluating the attribution of a work of art. The Court rejected a disgruntled consignor’s accusation that Sotheby’s London was negligent in considering whether his painting was an original Caravaggio worth millions or . . .

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