Lawsuits

Auctionsarchive

Trade let down by court ruling

Decision on auction houses’ liability for fakes finds in favour of buyers—but only on a technicality

Knoedlerarchive

Who sued whom: A comprehensive timeline of the Knoedler lawsuits

How a forgery scandal brought about the downfall of New York's most prestigious gallery

Lawsuitsarchive

Swiss collector Stephan Schmidheiny sentenced to 18-year term

Schmidheiny is to appeal the verdict, citing the charges relating to asbestos manufacturing as 'absurd'

Lawsuitsarchive

Collector Steven Brooks says Sotheby’s sold him Nazi art

Uncertainty over whether the work—once owned by Goering—was looted has apparently left it unsaleable

Cambodiaarchive

Cambodian sculpture case will go to trial

Sotheby's sale halted as Cambodia demands its return

Knoedlerarchive

Knoedler saga shows no sign of abating after last month's settlement as multiple suits remain unresolved

Several of the New York gallery's representatives have been indicted for engineering the sale of Abstract Expressionist forgeries

Forgeriesarchive

Victims of forgery are ‘left in limbo’ by legal proceedings

Recent high-profile trials mean collectors are wondering where to turn if they think they have fakes

Forgeriesarchive

Indonesian tycoon Tong Djoe loses appeal in fake case

An Indonesian businessman has lost his appeal against claims that he sold a fake painting, according to reports in the Singapore press

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Dealer Gary Tatintsian takes Lew Nussberg to court over fake Malevich drawings after scientific analysis

The case has proved to be colourful, with Tatintsian counter suing Nussberg for at least $62m

Park West sued again

They deny selling fake Dalí works

Has peace broken out after the trial of Marion True?

One writer says the pressure on American museums has eased, but another insists Italian prosecutors remain combative

Paris foundation loses battle to cast bronzes from original Giacometti plasters

The decision, backed by the Zurich's Giacometti Stiftung and the Berthoud family, has been appealed

Lawsuitsarchive

Widow and ex-wife battle over Russian collector Mikhail de Boire’s icons

When his former wife gave part of $30m collection to the Pushkin Museum, his last wife called in lawyers to determine the fate of 75 icons from north Russia

Economicsarchive

Lawyers, funds and money: How litigious is the art world?

And is litigation in the art world on the rise?

Dickinson to sue Luxembourg Art over Leonardo drawing

Fallout from Leonardo case sees London dealers locked in legal dispute

Leonardo case exposes back-room deals

A court ruling over commission on the sale of a drawing has revealed a complex web of payments

The Marion True case has concluded, but how does the former antiquities curator of the Getty Museum feel about the outcome?

“Neither condemned nor vindicated”: Marion True on why it is hard to accept the lack of verdict after her five-year trial

Museum Schloss Moyland banned from displaying images of Beuys performance

German court rules museum breached artist’s copyright by displaying photographs of 1964 happening

Marion True case set for final hearing?

After more than 5 years of hearings, the case is finally closing

Marion True, former Getty curator, trial collapses

Victims include prime minister’s father-in-law and an old master art dealer

Books: The cautionary tale of America’s other “Leonardo”

The painting that still languishes in a vault, despite nearly a century of squabbling

Artists and academics fight animal rights activists in US Supreme Court

Anti-censorship group believes law against images of cruelty limits artistic freedoms

Lawsuitsarchive

Collector and Madoff associate Ezra Merkin finds himself in court

He is accused of defrauding his investors, which include charities

Prince and Gagosian fight back over copyright

Response to lawsuit by French photographer claims images not “strikingly original”

Marion True trial: Expert archaeologist Rizzo ends prosecution testimony

As the testimony of the expert witness comes to a close, we look at what the next hearing will entail