Art Law Report

Met Wins Partial Dismissal of Admissions Policy Lawsuit Over Lease and City Laws

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on October 30, 2013 at 11:57 AM

A New York Supreme Court judge dismissed the claims filed against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over whether its admissions policy was inconsistent with city law and the museum’s charter. Lost in many of the headlines, however, is that the entire lawsuit was not dismissed; another claim for misrepresentation is, for the moment, still alive.

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Topics: Theodore Grunewald, Metropolitan Museum of Art, TomášNadrchal, Filip Saska, Patricia Nicholson, Stephen Michelman, City of New York, Litigation, Museums, Manhattan County Supreme Court, Shirley Werner Kornreich

Second Lawsuit Against Metropolitan Museum of Art About Admissions Policy

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on April 5, 2013 at 7:13 AM

For the second time in less than four months, a complaint has been filed against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over its admissions fee policy. Whereas the November, 2012 action seeks injunctive relief to compel the Met to change its practices, the newest case has been filed as a class action and seeks money damages as well. The Museum has responded forcefully in a statement by Director Thomas P. Campbell challenging the new case.

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Topics: Theodore Grunewald, New York City, General Obligations Law § 349, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Filip Saska, Patricia Nicholson, Stephen Michelman, Tomáš Nadrchal, Thomas P. Campbell, Museums

Lawsuit Claims Metropolitan Museum’s Voluntary Admissions Policy is Deceptive

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 29, 2012 at 4:24 AM

A complaint filed against the Metropolitan Museum of Art over its admissions fee policy is gaining widespread coverage. Although the headlines center on the plaintiffs’ allegations of fraud, Theodore Grunewald and Patricia Nicholson (the two plaintiffs) also put forward several other legal theories.

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Topics: Theodore Grunewald, General Obligations Law § 349, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Patricia Nicholson, Central Park, fraud, Litigation, Museums, Admissions Fee

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