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Foxley v. Sotheby's, Inc

Foxley v. Sotheby’s, Inc., 893 F. Supp. 1224 (S.D.N.Y. 1995).

Foxley, the purchaser of a painting from Sotheby’s which was represented to be the work of Mary Cassatt, mistakenly believed that it had been authenticated by a Cassatt expert. After the Cassatt Committee questioned the painting’s

authenticity, he withdrew it from a Sotheby’s auction but kept his other artwork in the auction, allegedly in exchange for a refund of the purchase price. He filed suit against Sotheby’s for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract and negligently conducted appraisals. The court granted  summary judgment to . . . .

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