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David Rogath v. Werner E.R. Siebenmann

Rogath v. Siebenmann, 941 F. Supp. 416 (S.D.N.Y. 1996), vacated, remanded, 129 F.3d 261 (2d Cir. 1997).



David Rogath bought an alleged original Francis Bacon painting entitled "Self Portrait" from Werner E.R. Siebenmann. The painting turned out to be of questionable authenticy. Rogath sued Siebenmann for

breach of contract, breach of warranty and fraud. A federal district court in New York granted partial  summary judgment to Rogath for . . . .


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