- Grossman LLP Obtains Unanimous Affirmance On Appeal In Collector’s Quest To Reclaim Chagall From London Galleries
Last summer, Grossman LLP was pleased to announce a major victory in an important lawsuit arising out of the massive Chowaiki scandal. And today, just several weeks after Judd Grossman argued the appeal in the First Department Appellate Division, that ruling has been upheld, paving the way for efforts to recover the Chagall painting.
- Grossman LLP Achieves Summary Judgment Victory On Behalf of Helwaser Gallery In Dispute Over Calder Stabile
This week, a federal court handed a decisive victory to the Helwaser Gallery and its owner, Antoine Helwaser, in a long-running dispute over a sculpture by famed artist Alexander Calder. The summary judgment decision, penned by Judge P. Kevin Castel of the Southern District of New York, overwhelmingly accepted the arguments advanced by Grossman LLP on behalf of Helwaser.
- Senate Considers Bill That Would Create A Copyright Small-Claims Court
In late 2019, the House of Representatives passed, with a rare show of bipartisan support, a bill that seeks to create what some have described as a small-claims court for copyright litigants. The bill has now been sent to the Senate; if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, it would create an alternative forum for some types of copyright claims.
- Court Rules On Summary Judgment Motions In Case Over Keith Haring Deal That Fell Apart, Issuing Some Helpful Reminders For Dealers and Collectors
In late December, a New York state court granted summary judgment in a dispute over an art deal that fell apart. The decision is likely to be of interest to many dealers and collectors, as it addresses important contract and agency law issues, against a backdrop of dynamics that are not uncommon in art transactions.