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Massachusetts AG Asks Appeals Court to Halt Monday's Berkshire Museum Sale

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on November 10, 2017 at 2:21 PM

The Massachusetts Attorney General has moved the Appeals Court of Massachusetts for an emergency injunction pending appeal of the November 7, 2017 decision denying the motions by the AG, my clients, and others, seeking to enjoin the auctions beginning Monday of 40 paintings and works of art belonging to the Berkshire Museum.

The Attorney General’s petition explains well the important components of the Superior Court’s ruling that warrant reversal on appeal, which support an injunction against the sale until that appeal is resolved.  My clients support the Attorney General’s petition and are hopeful that the Appeals Court will enjoin Monday’s sale.  We continue to review our clients' options with respect to appealing the November 7 ruling.   

Topics: Berkshire Museum, Attorney General, Norman Rockwell

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