ART/Contract Law Update

Richard Green (Fine Paintings) v. McClendon A Recent U.S. DISTRICT COURT, SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK decision wherein Emails between parties are sufficient to form a contract (and satisfy Statute of Frauds Requirement) September 16, 2010 Art dealer plaintiff was paid $500,000 in 2007 by defendants toward a painting's $4.2
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Common Mistakes on Direct Examination

Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan 12-28-2010 While many trial lawyers focus on the excitement and challenge of a strong cross examination, these same lawyers often overlook the importance of a strong direct examination. While it is true that cross can be exciting, it is also true that a powerful direct
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The Construction Contract: Lump Sum vs. Cost-Plus (

David J. Pfeffer 12-28-2010 Before ground is broken on a construction project, an owner is faced with many difficult decisions. Most importantly the owner must decide what kind of construction contract to enter into with the contractor. The most common options available to an owner are the lump sum contract
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